1945: An unknown man returns to his childhood home.
1927: Four children play a delightfully dark, frightfully funny game.
Edward, Constance, Oliver and Theo revel in a fantasy of gothic proportions. In their ever-shifting world of joyful cruelty the only sure things are the rules of the game. But the violence of a half-forgotten war lurks beyond the torchlight, and the surrounding shadows threaten to unleash the darkness within...
Born of classic Gothic novels and visually inspired by early silent films, Parlour Games blends acrobatics, shadow-play and an inventive visual style. This is a funny, playful and disturbing work of physical theatre from Lecoq-trained international company TOOTH+NAIL.
"Electrifying... A joy from beginning to end. Tooth+Nail’s performance of a play within a play is as beautiful as it is creative." Highly Recommended Show – Fringe Review