This play springs UK audiences out of their seats with terror every Tuesday to Sunday night at the Duke of York's Theatre. It is so scary it comes with an advisory age limit of 15+ and warns against people with a nervous disposition to think twice before attending. If you haven't guessed, I'm talking about Ghost Stories. Direct from a sell out season at the Lyric Hammersmith this is a truly terrifying theatrical experience. So far over 130,000 audience members have screamed, laughed and jumped their way through the show, which plays on our basic human fears such as isolation, guilt and the fear of death. Ghost Stories has received rave reviews and now has formed a cult following amongst horror fans, theatre goers and the general public alike. If you like a bit of a scare, then this totally unique West End show is one you won't want to miss.
Continuing on the theme of Horror in London's West End, Woman In Black has been arousing terror in its audiences at the Fortune Theatre since 1989. Not your typical horror tale, the events of this story build up to a spine chilling climax and instil a sense of horror relying on the atmosphere, lighting, sounds and glimpses of what is there, or maybe not there, to really get the audience gripping their seats. The Daily Telegraph was definitely feeling the same 'The most brilliantly effective spine chiller you will ever encounter…if you haven’t seen this show yet you are missing a treat’
If you're not such a horror junkie and you want something more easy on the nerves, then one particularly different show coming to the Vaudeville Theatre in June for a short run until 10 September is The Flying Karamazov Brothers. Who are these Idiots I hear you ask? Well don’t let their name fool you as they don’t literally fly, they are not quite brothers and they weren't exactly born in Russia but they are the funniest and most entertaining, kilt wearing Idiots in town. FKB for short are a juggling and comedy troupe who started out busking on the streets of Santa Cruz, California in 1973. They have gone on to perform on stages throughout the world including Broadway and now London's West End. The Flying Karamazov Brothers may not have you gripping your seats with fear like Woman In Black or Ghost Stories
, however, this play springs uk fans into fits of laughter and will no doubt do the same for its London audiences when it makes it's short stop at the Vaudeville Theatre from June to September.