The book of darkness and light
Shivers: Stories from the Book of Darkness and Light - Birmingham BoxWelcome to the Itinerary Planner. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours. To build your own Itinerary, click to add an item to your Itinerary basket. Visit Website. A trio of delightfully thrilling new ghost stories, set to the live haunting sounds of violin.
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The Book of Darkness and Light
Legend has it that years ago, from deep beneath the streets, a book of strange and haunting tales was unearthed …. The Book of Darkness and Light is a new storytelling experience combining gothic stories written and read by Adam Z. Robinson and a haunting musical score composed and performed by Ben Styles. The performances comprise of three spine-tingling stories to spook and scare, accompanied by the beautiful, haunting sounds of the violin. Be thrilled, chilled and thoroughly entertained by this new storytelling experience. To add a listing see here.
The book referred to in the title of this show has a lot to live up to. In the first of three stories, a minister responsible for socially ruthless policies is haunted by the spectre of austerity. The script includes several grisly passages which work reasonably well to conjure physical gruesomeness. A nice lighting design includes some effective use of candles and concealed bulbs, and there are a couple of moments of accomplished stagecraft, such as Robinson coughing up witch hair. But more of these are needed to elevate the show above a sort of dimly lit gothic Jackanory. Many components of the show are ably presented, but the concept proves somewhat underwhelming and the reputation of the infamous book is the most original work of fiction on display. Writer: Adam Z.
Adam Z. Adam is a founding member of the company. He is a writer of theatre, short fiction and film. His follow-up show, 'Shivers', toured the UK in to more than 30 theatres. This December, his adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol' will embark upon its first national tour. Ed Rigg, starring Edward Hogg. Alongside performing alongside musicians such as Bill Laurance, regularly being part of pit bands for musicals and playing at numerous private events, she also works as a teaching artist at Opera North and as a community musician.