How was your experience?
Phenomenally immersive and entertaining, Neverwhere truly and quite magically transports those of us from the "above" world, to London Below. The story is a classic Neil Gaiman tale, an adult fairy tale/hero quest of an ordinary man with a good heart, who helps a wounded girl and is plunged into a strange world. A world filled with quirky, compelling, and often nefarious characters on a journey far from the safety of his analyst job in London. Performed in an intimate black box theatre, the play unfolds not just in the center, but all around, making brilliant use of the available space - its sometimes claustrophobic feel adding to the effect. The cast too is excellent (though lead Daniel Corey is deserving of particular praise) filled with energy and perfectly playing Gaiman's mix of humor and the macabre. Even the costumes felt both inventive and perfectly Gaiman. This show is ambitious, and I was floored (or perhaps mesmerized is a more apt term) by the talent, both on and off stage. I know I'll be checking out more of Rorschach's productions in the future. If you want to not only see, but experience theatre, and have a taste for tales magical, comical, and macabre - find your way to Neverwhere.