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Phantasmagoria (Hookhitch Theatre)

By | Published on Thursday 13 August 2015


When does reality stop and the story begin? From merely waiting in line I was swept into this tale, which broke all boundaries of narrative. Charles Alderdice is an extraordinary storyteller, bringing Lewis Carroll’s surreal story ‘Phantasmagoria’ to life in the most imaginative way. I’m still not entirely sure I know what I witnessed, though in the best way possible – stepping into this set feels like entering the subconscious of a most unusual man. Only open to eight people at a time, this short 20 minute performance slips in and out of your life, but will leave you questioning the difference between reality and fiction for a long time afterwards.

C nova, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Zita Campbell]