Thursday, September 21

Lachlan Werner: Voices of Evil – Pleasance Courtyard

“Voices of Evil ” had me on the edge of my seat from the moment I entered the eerie venue. However, the water guns on the chairs threw me off, I had no idea what to expect.

The show commenced with a spine-chilling “boo,” immediately getting everyone’s attention. The clever use of light effects and smoke further heightened the sense of mystery. A character in white face paint came out and introduced himself as Lachy alongside a witch puppet, this dynamic duo would be the centre of the ritual about to take place.

The performance wasn’t just a monologue; it was a dialogue that had the audience laughing at every spat between the two.

But it wasn’t all laughter; it was a ritual. The interaction with the audience was brilliant, drawing us into the supernatural story. The question echoed, “What did you bring to the ritual?”

And then, the unexpected happened, objects seemed to take on a life of its own. The eerie song that followed was a bewitching symphony that echoed the horror and comedy of the show.

“Crazy” only begins to describe the twists that took place; the show was a concoction of horror and comedy, with each passing minute, I found myself turning to my wife and chuckling in disbelief.

In a week filled with routine, “Voices of Evil” was a breath of fresh, haunted air. It was a testament to the power of performance. I couldn’t help but think, ‘This is the best thing I’ve seen all week.’ Without a doubt this show is an absolute must-see.

Reviewer: Stephanie Dunk.

Reviewed: 12th August 2023

North West End UK Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.