“deliciously dark, delectably violent melodrama…”

‘The Pool of Blood soon spreads into a gloriously preposterous melodrama. There are long-lost siblings, murderous plots against family members, illicit affairs, striking dockworkers and incriminating tattoos. The narrative is strung together with some great songs, with strong voices and […]

‘The Pool of Blood soon spreads into a gloriously preposterous melodrama. There are long-lost siblings, murderous plots against family members, illicit affairs, striking dockworkers and incriminating tattoos. The narrative is strung together with some great songs, with strong voices and some excellent harmonies. . . . this is a hell of a lot of fun, often recalling Tim Burton’s adaptation of the musical Sweeney Todd in its out-and-out celebration of all things dark and gory. And hey, if you were expecting a serious horror production, tag along anyway. You might just surprise yourself with how much you enjoy this deliciously dark, delectably violent melodrama’

Will Howard, Fringe Guru