About the showGhost Stories was first scene in 2010, it broke box offices records at all three theatres it played at including a record breaking 13 month run in the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre. Ghost stories now returns to The Arts Theatre where it continues to extend its run due to popular demand.
Little can be said about the plot of the play without ruining its surprises and the audience are asked to keep the plays secrets at the end. The night is narrated by Dr Goodman a professor of Parapsychology who has made it his life’s mission to disprove ghost stories, but here he presents to the audience three spooky tales he has been unable to fathom. The scary stories are that of a night-watchman, a young driver alone in the woods, and a father to be.
Ghost Stories is written by Jeremy Dyson of The League of Gentleman and Andy Nyman co-creator and director of Derren Brown’s TV and stage shows. The pair are both masters of the horror genre and expertly transfer the thrills to the stage. Sean Holmes artistic director of the Lyric Hammersmith co-directed the piece with Nyman and Dyson.
The show stars Paul Kemp, Philip Whitchurch, Chris Levens and Gary Shelford. And features designs by Jon Bausor that are sure to make you jump.
Dyson's previous work for the stage has included adapting a collection of Roald Dahl’s adult short stories for Roald Dahl’s Twisted Tales at the Lyric Hammersmith.
Ghost Stories is a real crowd pleaser and promises to make you laugh and scream in equal measure. The audience are taken on a thrilling journey which contrasts moments of tension with sudden shocks that are sure to make you scream. You need only look at the shows trailer to see the intense frights the show causes the audience.
Are you brave enough?
Who Should See It?Please note Ghost Stories contains moments of severe shock and tension and is therefore unsuitable for anyone under the age of 15. Those of a nervous disposition are advised to think carefully before attending. If you love a good scare then this is the play for you!
Contains low level flicker effect and flashing images and lights.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO RE-ADMITTANCE INTO THE AUDITORIUM DURING THE PERFORMANCE