The joys of being buried alive

Three nights and three very ill people. Monday I wrote about Last Easter, a play about a woman with terminal cancer. Tuesday I watched The Devil and Daniel Johnston, a very disturbed and mentally ill man. Tonight, Gareth Nicolls played a catapletic man petrified about the prospect of being prematurely trapped six feet under in Little Earthquake’s play Premature Burial. Watching a hamster and two humans being buried alive on stage is a perfect way to spend Halloween. The writer, Philip Holyman, taking inspiration from Edgar Allan Poe, created an entertaining, surprisingly humorous, frightening, yet moving play.