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Theatre REVIEW: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - ★★★★

Updated: Dec 1, 2021

“There was a contagion in the very air…”

Sleepy Hollow is an ancient place with a bloody history.

A town full of deadly secrets.

A town that will stop at nothing to keep itself safe.



King's Theatre, Edinburgh


Monday 8th - Friday 13th November 2021


Daniel reviewed for us on Monday 8th November


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

by Philip Meeks

directed by Jake Smith

Coronation Street legends Wendi Peters & Bill Ward lead an incredible ensemble in this thrilling new adaptation.

"Welcome to Sleepy Hollow. Population 436. May you never leave!"

With Hallowmas celebrations fast approaching, the residents of Sleepy Hollow spin tall tales of legends and unsightly entities. But who can tell truth from nightmare?

Ichabod Crane enters an eerie world of secrets and unsettling tradition as he arrives in Sleepy Hollow to become the town teacher. While quickly finding friendship with the town patriarch and his spirited daughter, his presence is not wholly welcome.

But not all is as it seems, for Ichabod Crane harbours his own dark secret. He is not in Sleepy Hollow by chance. When disturbing events overwhelm the small town, he finds himself swept up in a dangerous mystery that leaves him doubting his own sanity.

Transforming the American Dream into the American Gothic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow unleashes one of the most terrifying monsters from the horrorcanon–the Headless Horseman.




Daniel (Age 11) - ★★★★

'I enjoyed this play. The scary parts made me jump and the music and smoke effects were really effective at creating a spooky atmosphere. At times the storyline was a bit confusing and I found it hard to follow but the acting was good.'

Susan (Daniel's Mum) - ★★★

'A bit convoluted but there was a superb creepy atmosphere and the audience had fun laughing at themselves jumping at the scary parts. Great to see familiar faces from Coronation Street. '


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