Dickens ghost story coming to Rugby Theatre for Halloween - The Rugby Observer

Dickens ghost story coming to Rugby Theatre for Halloween

Rugby Editorial 17th Oct, 2019   0

A GHOST story based on the work of Charles Dickens is coming to Rugby Theatre in time for Halloween.

The Haunting is set in an ancient, crumbling mansion where two men stumble across a dark and terrifying secret that will change their lives forever.

Director Margaret Dulcamara said: “The story begins when David Filde, a young book dealer, is sent to the manor house after the death of Lord Gray to catalogue a private library. Strange things start to happen, leading him down a dark road.

“David realises that if he is to convince his sceptical employer, the new Lord Gray, that the mysterious phenomena he is experiencing are real, they must journey together to the very edge.”

She added the show featured spectacular lighting and sound effects to add to the suspense.

She said: “Most people think that Charles Dickens only wrote one ghost story, A Christmas Carol, but he was fascinated by the supernatural and wrote at least six.

“The Haunting has been adapted by contemporary author Hugh Janes to include various aspects of those stories, while drawing on characters from Hugh’s own life too.

“The show will appeal to anyone, including older children, who want to come and be entertained by a classic ghost story.

“If you enjoyed the Woman in Black you will love this – and at times you will jump out of your seats!”

The Haunting opens on Saturday (October 19) and continues for a seven-performance run until October 26. Visit www.rugbytheatre.co.uk or call 01788 541234 for tickets.


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