SOMETHING SPOOKY - by Becky Wilson Something Spooky is a fun family friendly Halloween show…
GHOST STORIES FOR CHRISTMAS
Like most longstanding cultural customs, the precise origin of telling ghost stories at the end of the year is unknown, largely because it began as an oral tradition without written records. During the Victorian era, it became traditional for publishers of newspapers and magazines to print ghost stories during the Christmas season for chilling winter reading by the fireside or candlelight.
The first half of our evening of Ghost Stories for Christmas – stories will be told by members of Playgoers
Geoffrey Hall tells one of his favourite ghost stories from the canon of E.F. Benson.
Edward Frederic Benson (1867 – 1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist, and short story writer, best known as the true master of the gothic occult story.
Becky Wilson, & Tony Parker have written their own ghost stories and wish to share them with you.
Jenni Rushton tells a ghost story by local author Tony Walker.
The second half of our evening of Ghost Stories for Christmas – we will be visited by ‘The Lady’
The Lady, an elegant character in full Victorian mourning dress. is played by Jane Dickens; a native Cumbrian and professional actor with 20 years storytelling experience.
The stories have been meticulously researched and are based in local legend, myth, folklore, real events and/or eyewitness accounts. The theatricality is hugely important but so is the authenticity.
“Delving into the county’s past has been intriguing and more than a little disturbing at times with revelations of the imaginative, foolhardy, grotesque and downright stupid ways people in this county have found to bump themselves, and each other, off over the years.”
Date: Friday 16th
Start Time: 7:30 pm
Doors open: 30 minutes before the performance
Running Time: 2½ hours including the Interval
Standard: £12.00 – includes an Interval glass of mulled wine & a homemade mince pie
Concessions: £11.00 – includes an Interval glass of mulled wine & a homemade mince pie
Tickets can be bought online or in person at the theatre each night of the show.