Last weekend I was off and out for a week-early Birthday celebration for one of my bestest girls. Instead of doing the usual spinning around fueled on alcohol we opted for a night of culture... After all we are 21st Century girls.
- Ladies who choose aesthetic pleasure over vile hangovers.
Mais oui, c'est nous.
We opted for a show; The Woman in Black. A show renowned for its fear factor. I don't think so... The idea of being frightened in a theater seemed highly unlikely. Excited non-the-less we showed up to watch.
"Oh My God!"
Hmmmpf... Yes, this was me. How this roused reactions that left my throat horse is really quite impressive. I was involved, captured and trembling. Loved it.
- A two (?) man show
- Intimate spaced venue
- Basic set
On the outset this seemed far too low-key for a brain that has been firmly beaten by hollywood, special effects and recently 3D. From the yelping it is clear to see that this was not the case.
Of course I'm not going to disclose any details of the plot as you should go and find this out for yourself, however, I am going to share with you a set of pictures that came about the very next day...
How would the Woman in Black (is there a woman in black??) look in a more modernised world? This was a question that sprung to mind over a morning after the night before discussion. After careful analysis me and my girls decided to create our own interpretations of this mystical character, drawing on our fave fashion eras.
I went for: Woman in Black of the 80s
Josie went for: Woman in Black of the 60s
Sarah took the role of photographer...
Getting warmed up before braving the cold, creeping around the stairs and motionless avec lantern.
Watch out here she comes!
HAUNTING THE STREETS
Spooking around in the streets of London, destination? To join the departed.
WOMAN IN BLACK RE-VISITED
We had reached our destination and it was time to find the Woman in Black inside. Taking on her story we attempted to deliver her essence in a modernized setting.
Bye-bye bonnets and long robes.
The Woman in Black is taking booking right through to December 2012.
Venue: The Fortune Theatre, Covent Garden, London.