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Ghost Stories - winner of London's scariest job announced

Theatre news

ANDY Nyman and Jeremy Dyson, the writers of the hit West End play Ghost Stories, have announced the winning applicant of the Scariest Job in London – Holly Boyd, who will spend a night at The Arts Theatre on Friday, June 13, 2014.

The special opportunity was created after a series of unexplained ‘happenings’ made members of staff reluctant to stay overnight at the theatre. At 3.45am on Sunday, April 27 a camera installed in the auditorium (known as scream cam) turned itself on and took a series of mysterious photos showing a grey figure moving about the theatre (see image).

Holly’s application was chosen from over 500 candidates. A corporate lawyer from Twickenham, she will spend a night alone in a dark auditorium (from 10.30pm to 4am), armed with just a flashlight and notebook, keeping watch and recording any supernatural occurrences that might take place.

Speaking about Holly’s appointment, Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman said:

“We were delighted with the response to our Scariest Job in London advert. With over 500 applications, Holly’s fascination with the paranormal, bravery and sense of humour made her the perfect candidate. Bring on Friday the 13th!”

Ghost Stories continues at the Arts Theatre until August 17, 2014.