Tag: Gothic

October Blog: In a Glass Darkly

With Halloween on the horizon I’ve recently been reading In a Glass Darkly, a collection of short stories by Sheridan Le Fanu. Le Fanu was a Victorian Irish writer who mostly wrote gothic horror and mystery. One of his best known works, Carmilla, comes from this collection of supernatural stories. Carmilla is an early work about vampires and pre-dates fellow…

Review: Olympia

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub. An adaptation of E.T.A Hoffman’s  19th century short story, Der Sandmann, Pygmankenstein(comprising of Lauren-Shannon Jones and Nora Kelly-Lester) present Olympia as the new writer and director in residence at The New Theatre. A portmanteau of Pygmalion and Frankenstein, it is no surprise that this theatre company have a strong focus on…