Stories In The Dark takes you out of your comfort zone and places you in a completely dark room with around 20 other people and a cello.
This in an intimate and immersive piece of theatre and the Manse Theatre at Holden Street Theatres is the perfect venue.
Starting with soft lamps, the cast who are scattered around the room begin reading classic stories, slowly they dim the lights until the room is completely blacked out which is how you spend the majority of the show.
The talent from the cast, comprising of local actors; Elizabeth Hay, Rebecca Mayo and Nathan O'Keefe is exceptional, as they bring to life stories through song and narration, punctuated by Cellist Rachel Bruerville.
Oscar Wilde's The Nightingale And The Rose was my favourite recital, although I struggled to concentrate and stop my mind from wandering throughout the show. An effect of being immersed in the dark I suppose, for others this might heighten their aural senses, I'd be interested in hearing how others react to this!
Worth seeing if you are after a Fringe show with a bit of a difference. Not for anyone that has issues with the dark.
Stories In The Dark is showing twice a night at Holden Street Theatres for the Adelaide Fringe until March 5th 2017.