Atmospheric is the word for this production. Not that its a poignant and harrowing portrayal of the underworld that will raise goose pimples upon your arm, but in that its an utterly endearing tongue-in-cheek tribute to Ed Wood and all the horror movies ever filed under the letter B.
You enter a smoke shrouded auditorium and fumble for your seat, then notice the stagedrenched in purplesports a white picket fence, a dolls house, mannequins, a bench and a graveyard. As the first song explains, sending up all notions of suspension of disbelief, this is Hell in Hypnovision.
Three actors, Nick Helm, Rob Stott and Rachel Boulton, and one guitarist, George Mitton, take the audience on a brief journey through the bizarre depths of the psychopathic psyche...through song. Highlights include Tesco Chainstore Manager which tells the tale of the everyman turned mass-murderer, and The Most Popular Ghoul in School which sees a popularity-hungry cheerleader reduced to haunting her uglier enemies.
Though a musical, the songs are technically quite simple, but what they lack in sophistication they easily make up for in sheer silliness. This is a trippy Rocky Horror-Lite, complete with weird props, soap bubbles and eighties dance moves. Dont take it seriously, but do watch out for those zombies.