A "thriller" would not be how I remember the original production. But think this would suit a chamber revisioning and Southerland's l"ots of smoke and good lighting" style of directing. Praying they've done work on the book and orchestrations, thought.
Good news! I remember being mildly bored by the original version at the Palace Theatre but I'm happy to give it another try. The original version was one of the first to work a lot with projections and most of those were dire and failed to create a gothic atmosphere. I think no one who was there could forget the ludicrous moment when they mimed going up non-existant stairs.
I can't help but think that Baz has missed a trick here - he should have tweeted "I have a secret!" And then repeated it 50 or so times before finally telling us what it is.
I assume this is a reference to the show that I'm not understanding, but that is basically how he did the Hamilton casting announcement (except he teased everyone for so long that the news had already slipped out via other methods by the time he "graciously" decided to put everyone out of their misery).
When I saw the overblown production at the Palace Theatre I thought that it would work much better as a small "chamber" musical as there is very little ensemble work and is character based on a few principle roles. The staging was terrible with dizzying projections which were awful. Who will ever forget some of the cast "running" up a staircase on the spot!