Rose has a problem. She’s been betrayed by her lover, a local tree-dwelling astronomer, with her very own sister. Rose seeks vengeance and a passing bear might just offer the answer. But his services come at a price: a pot of honey, one piece of stardust, a secret baptism – and a photo of a ghost.
A kaleidoscopic journey spanning continents, centuries and the cosmos ensues. But even through the fogs of time and a haze of whiskey, Rose can’t shake the feeling that she’s done this all before…
Boulevard Theatre’s opening production is Ghost Quartet, an intoxicating musical of love, loss and spirits – of both the spectral and alcoholic kind. This hauntingly beautiful song cycle is a story about stories themselves; how we tell them, how we hear them, and how they evolve, intertwine and draw us in.
On a set that looks like an abandoned attic, four characters sing of love, loss and bears, in Dave Malloy’s unearthly song cycle
The Boulevard Theatre opens with a wonderfully dark and weird musical with a fabulous actor-muso cast
An offbeat but gripping entertainment
The cast, each playing multiple instruments, are astonishing
A seductive yet convivial experience; its eerie and mystical tones carry humour and melancholy in the same breath
A beguiling journey into the beyond
The show has the eerie tingle of a seance, albeit a quirky one, with the cast raising spirits in all sorts of ways
This slightly too-shiny version of Dave Malloy’s haunting song-cycle opens the new Boulevard Theatre
Atmospheric musical is a distinctive opener for new Boulevard Theatre
Capricious, mood-fuelled, mystical and engaging
Ghost Quartet is as incredibly moving as it wonderfully joyous
A spanking new Soho space that demands zippier fare than this
Ghost Quartet and the gorgeous new Boulevard Theatre are a match made in heaven and the perfect addition to ghostly late October hauntings