The Review: A forest of tall pines, a climbing frame, snow everywhere. The night sky is painted on a false theatre ceiling, masking last year’s disastrous roof collapse mid-performance.
A girl moves next door to a boy. They fall in love. The problem? The girl needs human blood to survive. Forget Twilight, though, because what follows is deeply moving. Amidst the bloody shocks, achingly tender scenes unfold in a doomed love story that could be substituted by any relationship not allowed to play out.
It’s about growing up and falling in love in the strangest of situations, yet you relate to it.
The Verdict: I haven't read the book or seen the film but the stage production is something special. Beautifully haunting and always engaging.