Etcetera Theatre

Peaceful

Peaceful

**** – Three Weeks, Fringe Guru, Views from the Gods, One Stop Arts, Broadway Baby, Everything Theatre

Award-winning theatre troupe The Off-Off-Off-Broadway Company make their London Horror Festival debut with Peaceful, an old-school chiller that has thrilled critics and audiences across the UK.

Based on the real-life tale of Sarah Winchester, the woman responsible for San Jose’s infamous Winchester Mystery House, Peaceful stars Laura Louise Baker as Ethel Charles, an old woman living alone in a labyrinthine mansion, hiding from ghosts she believes to be hunting for her. One evening, she invites her contractor Mr Coburn (Polis Loizou) to a séance in her home, held by exotic medium Mr De Villiers (Jaacq Hugo). It seems Ethel wishes to make peace with the dead before she joins them.

But what is it that Ethel has spent a lifetime hiding from inside her rambling house? Will she overcome her fear, or are Coburn and De Villiers using it to their own advantage?

With a focus on good old-fashioned storytelling, Peaceful is a taut piece that aims to chill more than shock.

 
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