Boy in Darkness
This article is from 2009.
Mervyn Peake’s novella set in the same world as Gormenghast is rich with possibility, so when Curious Directive offers to stage it with projection, puppetry, audience interaction and an exploding armchair, things look promising. Bafflingly, few of these feature in the production. What is visible is a lot of ambition that hasn’t found the right vehicle.
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