An expedition through the Canadian wilds: Tom Thomson, The West Wind (1917)
The Veil National Theatre, 27th September-11th December, Tel: 020 7452 3000
Theatrical ghost stories tend to come in two categories. The first, like Susan Hill’s The Woman In Black, now in its 23rd year in the west end, delivers chills and thrills. The second, like The Weir and other Conor McPherson plays, uses the undead to explore the ache of living, with echoes of loss and fractured hope. In his beautifully spare, touching Shining City, McPherson combined both metaphorical and literal presentations of ghosts, a theme he…
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