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Ghost Unit: The Live Event (ICTF Presents Southwestern University and Grackle Jack Productions)

By | Published on Thursday 11 August 2022

There’s a lot of love and time that has gone into this charming if scrappy take on ghost hunting, as well as a mighty admirable feat: to perform live both on stage and to an online audience at home. Using puppetry, eerily effective face filters and a production budget’s worth of green screen action, the show follows the poltergeist pursuing antics of Gayev (a green Jaime Hotaling), Alfonzo (Dane Parker) and Charlotte (Campbell Duffy). It’s definitely an uneven show, both in acting and plot structure, but there’s an undeniable level of pluck and enthusiasm that’s infectious. Campbell Duffy gives a performance that anchors the show and delivers the bigger laughs, and is confident enough to exchange a knowing wink with the audience. 

Central Hall, run ended.  
tw rating 3/5 | [Louise Jones]