The show premiered at the Liverpool Playhouse in 2010 and since then co-writers and directors Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman have done well to keep up a steady hype surrounding it by notoriously keeping the details of the play shrouded in mystery. Production photos are rarely released and audiences are urged to ‘keep the secrets of Ghost Stories’ to themselves so that new audiences can experience 80 minutes of unadulterated terror without prior expectations.
We can’t give too much of the plot away, but we can say that in past productions, the story has revolved around a character called Dr. Goodman, a professor of parapsychology who delivers a lecture on ghost stories. The productions are usually multimedia experiences, often featuring video interviews with witnesses of supernatural events. These spiritual encounters are then ghoulishly reenacted on stage.
Packed full of jumpy moments, the play is so petrifying it issues a health-warning strongly advising ‘those with a nervous disposition to think very seriously before attending' and it is strictly unsuitable for under 15s,
But it certainly bodes well for horror fans and is timed perfectly for a Halloween night out.
|What||Ghost Stories, Ambassadors Theatre|
|Where||Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London, WC2H 9ND | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Leicester Square (underground)|
03 Oct 19 – 04 Jan 20, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book now|