Theatre Sydney Opera House , Sydney Wednesday August 29 2018 - Sunday September 2 2018
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Not for the faint-hearted, this genre-bending theatrical experience brings horror movies to life on stage

You're watching someone creep through deserted hallways in a house with a violent past. There's an ominous creak, and you think you see a flash of movement out of the corner of your eye. You tense as the music swells, knowing a scare could shock you at any moment. To calm your breathing, you tell yourself: "It's only a movie. It's only a movie."

But at the Opera House, it won't be just a movie. Jakop Ahlbom's critically acclaimed (Time Out London gave it four stars) Horror is like a scary movie unfolding before your eyes, with no screens separating you from the terrifying action. Part circus, part mime, part dance, part theatre, all terrifying, Horror uses all the cinematic tropes that scary movie fans love, but by putting them on stage reifies the experience more than any movie ever could. 

This is the first time Horror has been seen in Australia, but it has delighted (and scared the bejeezus out of) audiences all around the world. It is not suitable for people under 15 – we are talking serious scares here, people. It will only be in Sydney for a few days, so get in quick. The real terror would be missing out. 

By: Time Out editors


Venue name: Sydney Opera House
Address: Bennelong Point
Opening hours: Box office: Mon-Sat 9am-8.30pm; Sun two hours prior to performance (in person only)
Price: $59.90-$69.90
Event website: https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/theatre/2018/horror.html
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