Shock factor gone…but haunting tale is worth revisiting

91150Twenty years ago, Michael Billington decried the “pornographic” violence of Philip Ridley’s Ghost from a Perfect Place, archetypal in-yer-face theatre: brash, shocking, confrontational.

This revival swaps Hampstead for, more appropriately, the Arcola, where its East End setting has particular resonance, even if the shock factor of Ridley’s modern Gothic horror has somewhat diminished.

Read my full Islington Gazette review here

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