Ghost Stories returns to West End
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
THE ‘terrifying theatrical event’ – Ghost Stories – returns to the West End for its first major revival at the Arts Theatre, where it opens on Thursday, February 27, 2014, following preview performances from Thursday, February 13, 2014.
Restaged and reimagined by writers Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentleman) and Andy Nyman (co-creator and director of Derren Brown’s television and stage shows), along with director Sean Holmes, Ghost Stories mixes the very best of theatre with the intense buzz of a thrill-ride.
The cast comprises Dino Fetscher, Paul Kemp, Paul Kendrick, Chris Levens, Gary Shelford, Mark Starr and Philip Whitchurch.
Jeremy Dyson’s numerous awards as the co-writer of the hilariously bleak The League of Gentlemen include a Perrier Award, BAFTA Award for Best Comedy and the Golden Rose of Montreux. The stage show he co-penned, A Local Show for Local People, was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2002.
Andy Nyman is the award-winning co-writer and co-creator of the acclaimed TV productions Derren Brown – Mind Control and Trick of the Mind. He co-wrote and co-directed Derren Brown Live, An Evening of Wonders, Enigma and Brown’s most recent live show – Infamous. He also won the Best Entertainment Olivier Award in 2005 for Something Wicked This Way Comes.
Nyman’s acting credits include Channel 4’s BAFTA nominated Dead Set, the horror-comedy directed by Christopher Smith Severence and Kick Ass 2.
Presented by Fiery Angel and Limelight Productions, Ghost Stories is directed by Jeremy Dyson, Sean Holmes and Andy Nyman and designed by Jon Bausor, with lighting by James Farncombe, sound by Nick Manning and special effects by Scott Penrose.
Tickets: Previews: £10 off all ticket prices; Tuesday to Thursday: £39.50, £35; Friday evening, Saturday matinee, Saturday evening: £45, £39; Sunday matinee, Sunday evening: £39.50, £35. Groups: Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday performances only: 6+ £35 and 8+ £29.50. All are available from the box office on 020 7836 8463 or online at www.ghoststoriestheshow.co.uk/.
Times: Tuesday to Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 5pm and 8pm, Sunday at 4pm and 7pm.
NB: Ghost Stories contains moments of severe shock and tension. The show is unsuitable for anyone under the age of 15. It is also strongly advised that those of a nervous disposition think very seriously before attending.