A Grand Gothic Magic Lantern Phantasmagoria
Show Tickets: £10
Duration: 45 minutes
Due to the limited capacity, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.
Join us this Hallowe'en for an extra special dose of phantasmagoria entertainment!
To accompany our special exhibition Charles Dickens: Man of Science we have arranged a weekend of special magic lantern performances from internationally renowned magic lantern performers Jeremy and Carolyn Brooker. Their shows feature an authentic triunial (or Triple) magic lantern combining three projectors in a single device. This is the most complex and rarest form of magic lantern entertainment. It allows them to present fast-moving shows featuring the most spectacular effects the lantern can produce. Jeremy and Carolyn Brooker have been performing together for over 20 years to perfect this demanding art. In their hands, the beauty and visual spectacle which has kept the magic lantern at the forefront of popular entertainment for centuries retains the power to fully engage a modern audience.
If Charles Dickens was a man of science, he was also a great lover ghost stories and the supernatural. He revelled in the bizarre and fantastical worlds created by the magic lantern, which he knew from boyhood and which continued to inform his writing. Internationally renowned magic lantern performers Jeremy and Carolyn Brooker present a seasonal celebration of goblins, ghosts and the downright weird.