"The monstrous thought came into my mind... that this was a spirit, not a man."
Join us this All Hallows Eve, for a spine-tingling performance by Dominic Gerrard. This stunning virtual play brings you three stories which are as chilling as they are captivating.
The murder of Nancy by Bill Sikes in Oliver Twist was one of the most shocking scenes in Dickens's literary career. Full of passion and tragedy, it was a favourite performance piece by Dickens himself, who acted it out with such vigour that his own children believed it was this very performance which contributed to the author's untimely death.
The Dead Hand is an eerie ghost story by Dickens's close personal friend, Willkie Collins. It relays the harrowing encounter of young Arthur, who is forced to share a hotel room with a stranger, a stranger who does not appear to be.... alive. The Dead Hand first appeared as part of a series of stories The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices, jointly written by Dickens and Collins, and published in Dickens's journal, Household Words, in October 1857.
Finally we bring you Dickens's best and most famous ghost story, The Signal Man. Written after Dickens's own recovery from a rail accident, The Signal Man is a terrifying tale of dark portends, supernatural fear and the horrible question we must all ask, are our lives governed by fate?
Brought vividly to life by Dominic Gerrard, who has starred in our acclaimed productions of A Christmas Carol and The Chimes, Ghosts & Murder is the perfect way to pass your Halloween evening.
That is.... if you dare...
Ghosts & Murder is a virtual production which will be streamed over Zoom. You will receive your link about an hour before the performance is due to begin.
The costs to this event are per device, not per person, so if there are several of you watching on the same computer, you will only need one ticket. If you would like to buy a ticket to this event for someone else, the easiest way of doing this is to complete two separate transactions, with one in the name of the person you are gifting your ticket to.
This play is suitable for all ages, however some of the scenes can be quite chilling. Parental discretion is advised.