THE ghosts of the Great War stalk the gardens of the Royal Pavilion once more thanks to Dr Blighty.

In the shadow of the landmark's towering domes, costumed characters have stepped out of 1914 to bring to life the horror of the First World War and one of the most famous events in Brighton's history.

You now cannot walk through the Pavilion Gardens without encountering these spectres, and what a fascinating encounter it is.

Often you do not know where to look as scenes involving Indian soldiers, along with their doctors and their nurses play out around you.

But the snippets you catch vary between the charming and the harrowing, based on real letters written home from their hospital beds.

From an Indian soldier being asked to scribe for the animated and brimming with confidence Sir Walter Lawrence announcing his masterplan for the Royal Pavilion, to injured men arguing in a hospital room about a war they have no stake in - each micro-performance is both unique and gripping.

While installation's landscape may be little more than a birdcage bandstand and two simplistic wooden rooms, it is the strength of the performances and the intricacies of the soundscapes which accompany them which carry the production’s power.

A great transformation of the Pavilion estate’s landscape, a la the Tower of London poppies, it is not.

But then when the evening goes dark there are the illuminations on the Royal Pavilion which you see at the top of this page.

This light show transforms the city centre palace into a beautiful giant canvas upon which the plight of the Indian men who found themselves in Brighton is drawn masterfully.

An intriguing and beguiling installation by day, but a true spectacle by night.