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Classic Ghost Stories – Civic Theatre, Darlington

Writers: Charles Dickens/Robert Aickman Adaptor: Francis Evelyn Director: Michael Lunney Reviewer: Ron Simpson Last year Middle Ground Theatre Company toured Francis Evelyn’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ eerie short story The Signalman alongside a version of an M.R. James story. Now, to make it an all-railway evening, Evelyn has adapted Robert Aickman’s The Waiting Room. Pleasingly old-fashioned, though first published as ...

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The Mist in the Mirror – Theatre Royal, Wakefield

Author: Susan Hill Adapted by: Ian Kershaw Director: Kevin Shaw Composer: James Hamilton Producer: Oldham Coliseum Theatre and imitating the dog Reviewer: Rich Jevons Oldham Coliseum Theatre’s co-production with the irrepressibly talented imitating the dog is based on Susan Hill’s second full-length ghost story. This follows the success of The Woman in Black which was made into a Hammer Horror ...

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The Woman In Black – Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Writer: Susan Hill Adaptor: Stephen Mallatratt Director: Robin Hertford Reviewer: Francesca Parker   Susan Hill’s novel The Woman in Black was marvellously adapted for the stage in 1987 by Stephen Mallatratt. The chilling tale has been, most recently, immortalised in film, and prior to this The Woman in Black has run a number of successful tours and has been performed ...

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NEWS: Ghost Stories extends again at London’s Arts Theatre

The current revival of Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson's spooky shocker Ghost Stories has just announced another extension to it's residency at the Arts Theatre in London. The production originated at The Liverpool Playhouse and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre's in 2010 before transferring to the Duke of York's Theatre in the West End. This recent revival opened at the Arts Theatre ...

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Ghost Stories – Arts Theatre, London

Writers: Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson Directors: Jeremy Dyson, Sean Holmes and Andy Nyman Reviewer: Scott Matthewman "Please keep the secrets of *Ghost Stories*," implores a tannoy announcement at the end of Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman's show. What is no secret is the production's undoubted success, from its first days at the Liverpool Playhouse, to a record-breaking 13-month run ...

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Count Magnus & Oh Whistle – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: M.R.James Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:3] Published between 1904 and 1925 and written as an annual entertainment for his friends on Christmas Eve, M.R.James’s ghost stories are often rightly regarded as being among the best that the genre has to offer. Robert Lloyd Parry brings his one man interpretation of James’s tales to a Lowry Studio, set simply as a ...

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Haunting Julia – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer: Alan Ayckbourn Director: Andrew Hall Reviewer: Ann Bawtree [rating:3.5] “Haunting Julia” is, on the face of it, a ghost story. A widower is himself haunted by the thought that his talented daughter should have been so unhappy in her family life that she was driven to suicide while still in her teens. Having done all that was in his ...

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