‘The Poltergeist’ at Southwark Playhouse (Online Stream)

The world premiere of ‘The Poltergeist‘, took place at London’s Southwark Playhouse in November 2020 for three performances. The show was due to play to socially distanced audiences but just days before the production began, the UK was sent back into lockdown due to the coronavirus. A decision was made to continue with the show but to live stream to ticket holders instead. Due to the success of the stream and the glowing reviews it received, the show is now streaming again from now until the end of February 2021.

Sasha was destined to take the art world by storm. At the age of fifteen pop stars wanted his paintings, and a new exhibition was going to make him a rich. But now he serves in a stationer’s and no one’s even heard of him…What went wrong?

2019 graduate Joseph Potter plays Sasha in this one man, seventy-five minute monalogue about art, family, memory and being haunted by an un-lived life. He gives an outstanding performance, drawing the audience into his world, telling the story of a family party and his severe anxiety around it. Joseph tells the story, using different accents to portray different characters and never slips into the wrong voice (not an easy feat) right up to the explosive ending.

Filmed in an empty auditorium, there is an eery silence all around which really helps with this show, as it gains momentum. The production is beautifully captured on camera, despite there being no set or props – Josephs captivating performance is everything we need.

★★★★★

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Reviewed by West End Wilma
Photo: Martin Photography