Thursday, 4 August 2016

Preview: Wychwood at Edinburgh The Space

Violet Shock presents:
Edinburgh The Space at Niddry Street (Venue 9)
Monday 15th – Saturday 20th August 2016

Violet Shock return to The Fringe with “Wychwood” - their most ambitious show to date. Set in the late Victorian/early Edwardian era in The Wychwood House Asylum, we meet “Professor” Snaith - a tall, gaunt figure who takes delight in exhibiting his patients as some kind of sideshow.

“Wychwood” is a good old theatrical portmanteau piece that sees four classic Victorian/Edwardian ghost stories by F. Marion Crawford, M. E. Braddon and M. R. James performed by the asylum inmates as they tell the story of how they came to be a resident of the institution. Told through Melodrama, song, illusion and gripping storytelling, “Wychwood” is 60 minutes of nerve shredding theatre that grabs hold of you from the minute you take your seat and never lets go…not for the faint of heart.

Script: Karl Boyd & Yvonne Rushmere
Music: Karl Boyd
Lyrics: Yvonne Rushmere
Director: Karl Boyd

Wychwood from Violet Shock come to Edinburgh The Space at Niddry Street (V9). 15th - 20th August at 1pm. The show is 60 minutes. Prices: £8 (£6 conc) Tickets available from
Warnings: Contains sudden loud noises and some frightening scenes that may be unsuitable for younger children and those of a nervous disposition. Suitability: 12+

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