February 17, 2006
A Stephen King horror that was turned into a terrifying film which won Kathy Bates an Oscar is coming to the stage at South Hill Park.
The master of horror’s darkly funny and thrilling tale, Misery, was made into a movie in 1990 and tells the tale of romantic fiction novelist Paul Sheldon and his crazed number one fan, Annie Wilkes.
Paul retires each winter to the snow-covered hills of Colorado to write another work featuring his beautiful heroine Misery Chastain.
Driving while drunk, he
encounters severe weather and his car goes off the road.
He comes to, badly injured, in a strange, dilapidated farmhouse,
isolated from the outside world by the blizzard and occupied by Annie, who promises to nurse him back health.
But there’s something not quite right about Annie, and Paul’s about to find out what. He begins his descent into a living hell as he is forced to write another book about Annie’s favourite character to
Directed by Tom Neill and
starring Paul Taylor and Gerri Farell, Misery promises an evening of edge-of-the-seat theatre at its very best.
Blackeyed Theatre, which is
producing the play, is a Berkshire-based company that creates accessible, professional-quality theatre.
Box office (01344) 484123.