Peaceful

PEACEFUL

L-R: Jaacq Hugo, Laura Louise Baker & Polis Loizou

Photo by Edward Moore (@edshots)

 

 

Written by POLIS LOIZOU

Starring LAURA LOUISE BAKER, JAACQ HUGO & POLIS LOIZOU

Design by ELEANOR FIELD Sound by strawMan

 

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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?

 

Peaceful appeared at the Edinburgh, Brighton, Greater Manchester and Camden festivals, the Preston Tringe, and the Buxton Fringe where an extra performance was added due to popular demand. It was reworked for the London Horror Festival in October 2014, and went on a fringe tour around the UK in 2015.