Cyprus, the late 19th century. A boy is found dead in an olive grove. As the villagers gossip about how he came to be there in the middle of the night, and what might really have killed him, a shepherd reveals his own suspicions. Since the arrival of the British, these blue-eyed 'saviours' come to colonise his motherland, he has been having visions of crooked saints, nightmares of the evil eye. As the omens escalate, along with sightings of an Anatolian woman’s ghost, the shepherd knows that death is nigh.
'A Curse of Saints' is the first in a 'heritage triptych' of one-person shows by each member of The Off-Off-Off-Broadway Company.
★★★★ 'Enthralling storytelling'
– Fringe Guru
'A gripping and original ghost story... I strongly recommend this show.'
– Buxton Fringe review
'A masterclass in writing, staging, lighting, performance and storytelling. This chilling tale... literally had me on the edge of my seat.'
– Nicholas Vince, patron of the London Horror Festival