The last immersive theatre installment from the Dark Stories crew saw us hunting a killer in the woods at night. Now, the team has created The Haunting, a new mystery to solve and it all takes place in Vienna Cottage in Hunters Hill. It involves ghosts and spirits, tales of mad men, a woman in white, and you.
Do you have what it takes to enter the 150-year-old cottage at night, where a fictional murderous past has sprung up amidst the original character, fittings and furniture? There are creaks and squeaks in the dark, chills in corridors and a presence in the rooms that you cannot shake. You’re not alone and it’s not safe, but what are you going to do?
The Haunting at Vienna Cottage makes excellent use of the setting for a spooky and frightening theatre production. Featuring multiple actors in an innovative live performance where multiple endings are possible, audience members will interact with their surroundings as they take advice from the mysterious priest. But the decisions on what to do and when will be theirs to make as they explore the historic cottage.
Previous audience members have said that The Haunting is “a load of fun” as well as “an enjoyable experience”. They’ve “loved the improvisational element to some aspects of the show too” and said it is “spooky, entertaining and a perfect little pinch of history in the beautifully creepy setting”.
The Haunting by Dark Stories takes place on the first weekend of July, at multiple times throughout the evening on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost $34 for the one-hour immersive theatre production.
The Haunting is a ghostly experience you don’t want to miss unless you are truly afraid of the supernatural.