Following an international tour and a screen production, Ghost Stories is set to return to the West End in autumn. The show will be appearing at The Ambassadors Theatre 3 October 2019 and run until 4 January 2020.
Award-winning actor, director and writer Andy Nyman, and screenwriter Jeremy Dyson, have confirmed Ghost Stories will have a 12-week run ahead of its planned nationwide tour. Ghost Stories first premiered at the Liverpool Playhouse in 2010 before heading to London to play at Lyric Hammersmith where it later toured in Australia, Canada, China, Germany and Italy.
Ghost Stories follows a professor, Dr Goodman, as he delivers a lecture about three people who claimed to have had supernatural experiences. Goodman devotes his life to exposing ‘phoney physics’ however each experience seems to have a connection with the professor’s own life. The play comes with a warning as there are moments of shock and tension and an age limit for anyone above the age of 15.
In 2017 the play was adapted for the big screen and starred Nyman as Professor Goodman opposite Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther and Martin Freeman. Casting for the upcoming West End Production has yet to be confirmed along with the plot. Audience members will be asked to keep the play’s twists to themselves in order to keep the element of shock and terror for future theatregoers.
Design is by Jon Bausor, with lighting by James Farncombe and sound by Nick Manning.