Edinburgh Fringe 2022
"Our modern life was built on the backs of the oppressed - if they were to demand repayment, would you be afraid?”
In 1791, a voodoo ceremony begins the Haitian Revolution to end enslavement on the island. In the present, a man is haunted by ghosts in his city.
As Pleasance Edinburgh Associates, Lagahoo Productions is proud to present, BOGEYMAN, a ghost story that playfully combines music, movement and history in the ultimate underdog story of resistance against the oppressor.
Powerful, moving and ultimately uplifting, it is a thrilling, genre-defying tale of hope, rebellion and connection within a broken system.
★★★★ The Scotsman
"a suburb and vibrant piece of movement theatre for our time"
★★★★ Theatre Weekly
"Forces you to look at what the human race is responsible for and what the world was built from and on, with a tenderness that encourages remembrance and gratitude. "
★★★★ Binge Fringe
"gutsy, mischievous and enlightening - you won't be disappointed"
★★★★ British Theatre Guide
"An exceptional piece... a profoundly compelling experience"
★★★★ Culture Fix
"Successfully captures the complex political history."
Supported by Camden People's Theatre, The Streatham Space Project and the Pleasance.
Writer/Director - Emily Aboud
Producer - Grace Dickson
Set/Costume Design - Hazel Low
Lighting Design - Lucía Sánchez Roldán
Sound Design - Francesca Amewudah Rivers
Stage Management - Naomi Denny