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Ghost Stories returns to the West End this autumn for a strictly limited run

Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

AFTER exhilarating audiences across the globe with record breaking, sell-out productions, a smash hit film and a smash-hit extended run at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s worldwide cult phenomenon Ghost Stories is returning to the West End.

More spine-tingling and terrifying than ever, the Olivier Award-nominated show’s strictly limited transfer runs at the Ambassadors Theatre from Thursday, October 3, 2019 to Saturday, January 4, 2020.

There’s something dark lurking in the theatre. Enter a nightmarish world, full of thrilling twists and turns, where all your deepest fears and most disturbing thoughts are imagined live on stage. A fully sensory and electrifying encounter, Ghost Stories is the ultimate twisted love-letter to horror, a supernatural edge-of-your-seat theatrical experience like no other.

Andy Nyman is an award-winning actor, director and writer who has earned acclaim from both critics and audiences for his work in theatre, film and television. On stage, he is currently playing the iconic role of Tevye in Trevor Nunn’s revival of Fiddler on the Roof, which is running at the Playhouse Theatre until November 2.

Nyman was also seen in Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen (Wyndham’s Theatre), Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory) and Abigail’s Party (also Wyndham’s Theatre). His other theatre work includes the original production of Ghost Stories (Lyric Theatre/Duke of York’s Theatre) which has recently been made into a major motion picture, also written and directed by and starring Andy and Jeremy Dyson.

Other film credits include The Commuter, Death at a Funeral and Kick-Ass 2. His upcoming films include playing opposite The Rock and Emily Blunt in Disney’s Jungle Cruise plus starring opposite Renee Zellweger in Judy. On TV, he is best known for Peaky Blinders, Campus and Dead Set, and has recently appeared in BBC 1’s Wanderlust.

Jeremy Dyson is a screenwriter, stage-writer and author, best known as a member of comedy group The League of Gentlemen. With Andy Nyman he co-wrote and co-directed the stage and film versions of Ghost Stories. In addition he co-created and co-wrote the BAFTA-nominated comedy-drama series Funland and co-created, co-wrote and directed the Rose d’Or-winning all-female comedy show Psychobitches. His second collection of stories, The Cranes that Build the Cranes won the Edge Hill Award for short fiction.

Casting for the Ambassadors run has not yet been announced.

The production is directed by Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman and Sean Holmes and is designed by Jon Bausor, with lighting by James Farncombe, sound by Nick Manning and special effects by Scott Penrose.

NB: Ghost Stories contains moments of extreme shock and tension. The show is unsuitable for anyone under the age of 15 and those of a nervous disposition are advised to think very seriously before attending.

Tickets: Prices start from £18.25. To book, call the box office on 020 7395 5405 or visit www.atgtickets.com/venues/ambassadors-theatre/.

Times: Monday to Thursday at 7.30pm; Friday at 7pm and 9.30pm; Saturday at 7pm and 9.30pm; Halloween Performances: 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

Christmas Performances: Christmas Eve: 2.30pm only; Christmas Day: No performance; Boxing Day: 7.30pm only.