The forgotten ghost stories of female gothic writers such as Gaskell, Wharton and Eliot are celebrated in this intelligent production, where they are adapted and performed by Rebecca Vaughan. Director Guy Masterson does a fantastic job of creating the spooky yet subtle atmosphere in which this content thrives while clever lighting, combined with Vaughan’s nuanced delivery, means the space alternates between cosy and chilling, allowing the terror of the original material to shine. A macabre masterpiece, every aspect of this production comes together perfectly, and a spectacularly enthralling performance from Vaughan lifts it to awesome heights. Ghostly, grisly and gorgeous, this show is as fantastic as it is phantasmic. Don’t miss it.
Assembly George Square, 2-27 Aug (not 14), 11.45am.
tw rating 5/5 | [Alexandra Payne]