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Friday, October 08, 2010

Ghosts Stories...

Last night Mark very kindly took me to see Ghost Stories at the Duke Of York's Theatre in London glitzy West End.
We had heard quite a lot about the show - through friends and also through it's advertising campaign and a particular poster that stated:-
WARNING: Please be advised that Ghost Stories contains moments of extreme shock and tension. The show is unsuitable for anyone under the age of 15. We strongly advise those of a nervous disposition to think very seriously before attending.
OK, so basically this is just marketing blurb. In the show there were lots of loud noises, flashing lights and smoke machines. I won't provide any spoilers plotwise except just to say - we saw it coming. We were more terrified by the bar prices than what was going on on stage.
I can't decide; was the show just not that scary or do 'ghost stories' in general just not scare me as much as I thought they did? I have a feeling it may be the latter. I'm too much of a scientist to believe in supernatural explanations. However I do believe in situations in which your subconscious makes you think you're seeing things that actually have a logical explanation. I think the clue is in the question. They are stories. I'm much more frightened that the creak upon the midnight stair is actually burgular - not a ghost.
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