October 2014

Director: Dominic Kelly

With Hallowe’en looming, the fifth Shakespeare:bites show went over to the dark side. Mrs Clarence carefully uses her magic to hold back the malignant Ghost she conjured up 10 years ago. All goes well until Hallowe’en night, when a bunch of friends sneak into her house for a fake séance to spook “scream queen” Lavinia. The Ghost is freed, and systematically wreaks havoc among the friends, one by one turning them into his slaves. Can the brothers Chiron and Demetrius withstand him? Or the young lovers, Lavinia and Bassianus? And can Mrs Clarence summon the power to banish him back into the void? Maybe not this time, but with scenes covering The Tempest, Macbeth, Hamlet, Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar and Richard III, we gave it all we had.