Lucy Bailey's decision to stage Daphne du Maurier's classic Venetian ghost story was a risky choice. Like her previous interpretations of Baby Doll and The Postman Always Rings Twice, it's a story that's been told powerfully on film but even so the play version is a bonus for all us film fans.
Simon Day as the tall English John Cleese type is watchable along with Susie Trayling and Enzo Squillino as the proprietor in Venice lights the set on various occassions.
The Twins "Gemeli" are also good played by Joanna McCallum & blind sister Susan Wooldridge.
The Lyric theatre is a perfect a choice of venue - Ben Shipman
18 Mar 07
Oh yes I love it, would like to see more of Lucy Bailey's work. What a gripping drama. The book was always a good read but this is even better. The whole production is fine.
All round great performances from Simon Day and Enzo Squillino seems to make the audience laugh out even though this is a thriller. What a treat.
- jane ledbury jones
18 Mar 07
Absolutely loved this: it's creepy, atmospheric, original and really quite beautiful to look at. Veering close to melodrama at times, the story grips thoroughly and even has a few good laughs. Lucy Bailey's production boasts a brace of exquisite performances from Simon Day, Joanna McCallum, Susan Wooldridge, Enzo Squillino and especially the wonderful Suzie Traynor as the bereaved mother. If this comes into the West End, this could be another Woman In Black! - ajh
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