The House on Cold Hill Review

New Victoria Theatre, Woking – until 27 April 2019

Reviewed by Becky Doyle


From the moment the porch fell I was on the edge of my seat and I didn’t sit back and relax until the curtains came down. The story was intense and captivating and the actors were fantastic.

The set was simple yet effective and nothing more was needed. One criticism was the sound effects, though in the grand scheme of things this was minor. The ‘pipes’ had a somewhat questionable rumble and the final lighting strike was a more fake looking than I would have liked or expected, but other than that there really was little fault with the production.

Its hard to single out actors with such a small cast, though to their defense, I feel that it is harder to keep an audience entertained with a smaller more direct cast. Rita Simons (Caro) and Jo McFadden (Ollie) were convincing throughout and brought you into their very loving, relationship with a hint of comedy and plenty of affection. Whereas Charlie Clements (Chris) was the loveable geek who provided you with the potential twist to the story line… “DID HE? OR DIDN’T HE?”

I walked away from the show with a genuine interest in its background and the story behind the book. It’s definitely one to watch as long as your looking for excitement, tension and a look into the afterlife and its possibilities…!!