The House of Erich Zann

The House of Erich Zann

Groups of up to thirty people are led to an ordinary looking Victorian room. The doors are closed behind them. What is unusual about this room is that the walls are constructed of scrim which will be used for projection and areas behind the walls will be periodically lit in order to unfold the story. The room is surrounded by 24 independent speakers so that sounds can and will come from anywhere.

Over twenty minutes H P Lovecraft’s little known, deftly creepy ghost story of a blind viol player who lives on the floor above, unfolds around the audience, told by a single protagonist who is never seen. It steadily becomes more andmore tense until the final reveal where we discover that the view from Erich Zann’s room is not across Paris as we thought but across the abyss; each night he has been playing the viol in a contest with the devil, and at last, he has lost the contest. Momentarily distracted, the audience discover the main wall has been entirely removed, they are standing in an entirely different space where they glimpse the devil approaching…