London launch of Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson
YESTERDAY morning I woke up gasping from a dream in which a man, whose face I had not seen, had crushed me to the ground and was trying to saw through the back of my neck with a knife and fork.
I entirely blame Jeremy Dyson for this as I spent the night before at the London press launch of his new play Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales - a collaboration between the Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, the Lyric Hammersmith and Northern Stage.
It was extremely well done - very polished with a great set - and completely, deliciously horrible. I'll save the full review for the show's opening in Liverpool in the spring (watch out for floating eyeballs, creepy strangers and cracking whips) but here's the trailer, which in true Dyson style gives little away.
A couple of press night observations: Stephen Fry is very tall in real life, Derren Brown is much more delicate looking than he appears on TV - almost birdlike, and Mark Gatiss looks exactly the same.