Originally posted: 28/08/2011
I was privileged to be at the taster night for Haunted’s new Live & Extreme, which is running over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Here’s hoping its successful enough to be repeated at other times, I certainly enjoyed myself going round this after hours, adults only show provided by GNG Entertainments.
Introduced to the venue at 35 Stonegate were flashing lights, audio, re-arranged rooms, body parts and actors, as the evening event turns the normally peaceful house in to a scare attraction.
I’d love to tell you more about it but that’s not playing fair: these things only work if you don’t know what’s coming next! I will at least say that my old bête noire, the Mask Room, was the best of the rooms – or worst, however you want to look at it. I crossed it with one of the Eye of Newt staff clinging on to me as she was too scared to even move, it took a few deep breaths before even I unpeeled myself from the wall to cross the floor to the next room!
Fanastic follow up at the Golden Fleece in the newly-named The Hangman’s Chambers (the function room), where we were treated to champagne fresh from the coffin, a show by Sweeney Todd (Pete from York Horror Tour), ‘intestines’ and ‘hands’ to nibble on (the hands were rather good!), and the pièce de résistance, a cake in the shape of a model graveyard complete with chocolate coffins which you had to dig through the cake to find. My daughter found one of them, I settled for eating a few tombstones, rocks and some fruity and fizzy bones. An evening for adults, that brought out the child in some of us!
Catch the show whilst you can, or hope it comes back again soon? Grab your tickets via the link on this blog for Monday or risk missing out.
Remember: keep your equipment dry, and your coffee strong.
Ghost Finder General