The Call of Cthulhu (3 stars)

This article is from 2010

The Call of Cthulhu

Perfectly captures this descent into insanity

HP Lovecraft’s most famous work is brought to the stage in this one-man show from Michael Sabbaton. Lovecraft’s tales of horror were always about unknown evils lurking in the shadows, tendrils of madness creeping into the consciousness of his protagonists, and Sabbaton perfectly captures this descent into insanity as he switches between characters, hinting at great and hideous wickedness as elder gods rise from the depths.

Hill Street Theatre, 226 6522, until 30 Aug (not 24), 1.30pm (until 22) 7.30pm (23–30), £9 (£7).

The Call of Cthulhu

  • 3 stars

True terror resides in the slumbering mind: Fear, obsession, madness, paranoia. At night, in dreams, darkness stirs and an ancient horror awakes from the watery depths. When a professor of linguistic antiquity is visited one night by a troubled young artist, a mystery of colossal fear is slowly unleashed. Bearing a…