Lyngo Theatre Company brings their Interactive Snow Play for children, to the Pleasance this summer.

Following its smash-hit Christmas run at the Lyric Hammersmith Snow Play comes to the Pleasance London in preparation for its residency at the Edinburgh Festival this summer.

Snow has a magical quality that enchants the child in all of us and in this production, devised and brought to you by Italian theatre company Lyngo, there is plenty of it. Directed by Marcello Chiarenza and ‘accompanied by Carlo Cialdo Capelli’s gentle, melodious music’ (The Stage) the audience are invited to interact with the performers and scenery alike.

Children are encouraged to get involved as much as they want and with a set full of snow the opportunities are ample, from making a giant snowman and having a super snowball fight to helping Mr Green reclaim his house from the snow and bring back spring. Whilst parents will be able to sympathise with Mr Green’s plight the children will almost certainly side with the lazy but charismatic Mr White as he takes over Mr Green’s home.

Both Carol Rossi and Patrick Lynch, who play the personifications of the opposing seasons, are experienced entertainers of children and bring their talents to bear on this captivating production.

‘The most vividly memorable thing about this show is the gales of infantile laughter every time the charismatic Carol Rossi lifts so much as an eyebrow. He has a remarkable gift for entertaining children.’ (The Stage)

‘Another fantastic show for very young ones, this is an utterly enchanting 30 minutes…children (and adults) will be captivated’ (The Evening Standard, 9 Best Festive Family Shows in London) 21/12/10

For more information: www.pleasance.co.uk

Ghost Stories The Play is on Sale Now!

Direct from a sell-out season at the Lyric Hammersmith, comes Ghost Stories a truly terrifying theatrical experience. Written and directed by The League of Gentlemen’s master of the macabre, Jeremy Dyson, and Andy Nyman, co-creator and director of Derren Brown’s television and stage shows and star of Dead Set and Severance this is one event not to miss this Summer.

Produced by the Lyric Hammersmith and Phil McIntyre Entertainment A Lyric Hammersmith and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Production

Creative Team:
Written by Jeremy Dyson & Andy Nyman
Directed by Jeremy Dyson, Sean Holmes & Andy Nyman
Designed by Jon Bausor
Lighting by James Farncombe
Sound by Nick Manning

‘AN IMMACULATELY CRAFTED EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT – YOU’LL HAVE A SCREAM.’Time Out – Critics’ Choice

‘Brilliant and deeply unsettling. For 80 interval-free minutes the tension is ratcheted up with great skill and some stunning coups de theatre. Leaves the viewer feeling seriously spooked.’ Telegraph 

‘A pant-wetter of a night. It’s terrifying’ Daily Mail

‘The pin-drop suspense is unbearable. It’s like Tales of the Unexpected meets The Sixth Sense with added theatrical fear factor. Unlike books or films, theatre rarely does creepy or scary very well – but with this show its all fright on the night.’ Roger Foss, The Steve Allen Show, LBC97.3

‘I suspect that Ghost Stories may prove a cult success’ Evening Standard.

‘Yes, I gulped and others screeched’ The Times

‘They tease, making us wait on the edge of our seat, hearts in mouths, gripping whatever and whoever we can.’ Official London Theatre Guide

‘Hugely entertaining piece of theatre.’ The Stage 

‘I was hoping the warning was overdoing it, but it isn’t exaggerated hype… it does everything it claims. Brilliantly scary.’ Daily Express

‘Genuine scary fun.’ Sunday Times

‘You hear a sound you rarely hear in the stalls: a gasp.’ Observer

‘Its horrible fun, performed with chilling relish… Submit to this dark delight.’ Theartdesk.com

‘Superb… It’s a thrill ride. The staging of the numerous ‘scare moments’ is exemplary.’ British Theatre Guide

‘Mixes fairground ride tricks with psychological warfare and a vicious dark humour. A perfectly constructed piece of theatre.’ Liverpool Daily Post

‘Moments that will make you gasp.’ Liverpool Echo

‘Highly entertaining…  It’s not just the cinema that has a monopoly on successfully creepy horror stories.’ Quintessentially

Book Tickets for Ghost Stories at Duke of York’s Theatre!