Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Bring Back Victorian Vaudeville; Hypnotic: Jack Laskey Performs at the Victorian Vaudeville, Complete with Cabaret and Absinthe, That Makes Up Part of the Masque of the Red Death

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Bring Back Victorian Vaudeville; Hypnotic: Jack Laskey Performs at the Victorian Vaudeville, Complete with Cabaret and Absinthe, That Makes Up Part of the Masque of the Red Death

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Byline: RICHARD GODWIN

SECOND OPINION The Masque of the Red Death BAC, SW11

LONDON'S critics are united: Punchdrunk's interactive Edgar Allan Poe-inspiredadventure at the Battersea Arts Centre left them in various states of dramatic,erotic arousal.

The Independent's Paul Taylor confessed himself so turned on by the action thathe very nearly made a pass at one of the handsome performers, while theStandard's own Nicholas de Jongh found himself fearing for the remains of hisvirtue.

Mine, too, is a smiling face. The Masque of the Red Death, in which audiencemembers don masks to walk unguided through the evocatively transformed Gothiccorridors, parlours, attics and basements of the BAC is a lucid dream of a showyou won't want to wake from. I've half a mind to rent a small nook in thebuilding for the rest of the run.

Taken whole, the show, conceived by the remarkable Felix Barrett, offers anenticing glimpse of a theatrical futurea weird one, in which you may be spirited away by a lovesick waif, locked in acupboard and fed gingerbread. …

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