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Duke of York's Theatre
St Martins Lane WC2N 4BG
Ghost Stories
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Show Details
Preview 25th Jun 10
Opens 30th Mar 10
Booking to 20th FGeb 11
Show Times
Tues - Thurs 8.00 pm
Fri & Sat 7 pm & 9.30 pm
Sunday 5.00 pm

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A note from the author

We put this AVMovie together (a compilation of still photos and video clips) to show off London theatres as they are seen most often by theatre goers – by night.

Thanks to Ben Shafik for his lighthearted and informative commentary and Fionn O'Lochlainn for the original music.

Watchout for the new version with current liveries and the names of the theatres as they appear.

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Background

Want to feel all weird and scared for some reason?  Maybe to take your mind off the peculiarities of money for a spell.... well try the theatre. Theatrical special effects are much more immediate and present than in a cinema.  Chills and spills all over the place work well in a movie - even thrills on odd occasion usually with the help of 3D,  In a theatre though you have atmosphere - and you have the audience which makes it all the more compelling.

Every night there's a different audience having a different experience all the way through. . Think about going on a Thursday when you have lots of money on your mind AND Friday to think about as well. Are you going to make any difference to anything to do with money tomorrow so you can have a nice weekend?

Perhaps. When you give yourself a short sharp shock with a good set of ghost stories.  Authors counted among their successes cases of vomiting, fainting, screaming and an ambulance taking someone away.  So it must be worth going to.  Are you of a 'nervous disposition'?  Do you want to run to daddy ? or join the horror cult and be a fan?  Then you have a fix in store. 

Ghost Audience

Story

Three quite different and nicely familiar modern ghost stories roll on and the thing about familiar ones is you can be guessing the ending all the way through instead of wondering how come money is like it is, instead of the way it ought to be.

The three stories are all set off in a lecture hall where the proponents tell it like it was for them.  A Saturday audience would be quite different.  The son et lumiere as a part of the performance is fascinating - hardly all built in like a soundtrack - it's right to say it's a live performance every time.

The writers take pleasure from scaring people. Well it's worked for them - they have many a famous accolade for doing just that.   - I felt odd just watching the interview, seeing him smile ( a nervous grimace perhaps) at the effect it had on him of being in a place where seven year olds were imprisoned and tortured. The authors both come across as genuinely creepy in themselves getting agreement for walking around on Halloween with intent to frighten people - even using real animal parts like offal - so real blood (death worship) and the trick or treat absurdity that teaches our children blackmail. They like it.

"We are so excited at the prospect of bringing these jumps, laughs & scares to many more people in the West End." Andy Nyman

So there are laughs in the genuine creeped out experience "from the moment you buy your ticket" is available to you right now.

Cast

  • Co-writers and co-directors Jeremy Dyson / Andy Nyman,
  • Players -
    • Andy Nyman
    • Nicholas Burns
    • David Cardy
    • Ryan Gage
    • Reece Shearsmith

  • Lighting Designer: James Farncombe
  • Sound Designer: Nick Manning
  • Special Effects: Scott Penrose
  • Movement Director: Lewis Peploe
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