Chicago Sun Times - Highly Recommended - Catey Sullivan
"...Directed with goose-bump-inducing impact by Alison Vesely... the piece is as thrilling as the sensation of hairs standing up on the back of your neck.... Sandys is also a persuasive presence. Portraying everyone else in the story, including the seductive/repellent and wholly inaccessible master of the house, the doddering housekeeper, the child Miles, and the fiends who may or may not be wreaking havoc on the isolated household, he makes the transformations so complete you'd be excused for lapsing into the belief that each role was being played by a different person.
It is also a testament to Sandys' formidable powers as an actor that without speaking, he can portray one of the most monstrous and memorable entities we've seen on a stage. As the governess describes a phantom at the window, your blood runs cold with little more than his subtle twist of the lips, a slight narrowing of the eyes, and a small, soulless smile that could only belong to the damned."
Daily Herald - Highly Recommended - Barbara Vitello
"...In co-stars Melanie Keller and Nick Sandys, Vesely has actors capable of exquisite subtlety and enormous power. .... As for Sandys, he not only morphs seamlessly from one character to the next, he supplies sound effects. (Try not to flinch when he intones the footfalls that help to unhinge the would-be heroine.)" Read Full Review
Chicago Tribune - Kerry Reid
"...It helps immeasurably that First Folio regulars Keller and Nick Sandys are in terrific synch. Sandys swiftly transforms from the seductive uncle to Mrs. Grose to Miles to the wheezing old gent whose memories of hearing the tale from the governess frame the action — and... Sandys transforms with nary a costume change. It's also a happy coincidence that the two actors both sport vibrant auburn hair — just like the ghosts." Read Full Review
Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended - Jack Helbig
"Sandys, in particular, proves to be quite the chameleon, transforming in an instant from aged housekeeper to haughty country gentleman, neurasthenic narrator to neurotic little boy."
Chicago Stage Review - 4 stars - Venus Zarris
"Nick Sandys is wonderful as the Uncle, the boy, the matronly housekeeper and the "something quite wicked." His character transitions are flawless. He is commanding, menacing, and even manages some greatly appreciated moments of comic relief in the midst of the mounting nightmare."
Stage and Cinema - Highly Recommended - Dan Zeff
"Sandys is superb in morphing from character to character with only subtle shifts in vocal inflection and body language. Once the audience recognizes the conventions of the staging, it requires no great leap of faith to accept Sandys in whatever character he assumes." Read Full Review