Deep Night, Dark Night 2020

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Tales from Beyond the Grave

Two sets of eerie evenings will combine the greatest ghost stories from the past, chilling tales from the present, and unnerving real-life accounts of our haunted London.

Amid political and personal chaos, when all seems upside down, horror and terror have always inspired writers to look into the darkness and disturbance of a parallel world to help make sense of our own. And no writer more so than Shakespeare. So as Halloween descends and with him as our guide, we yet again turn to our storytellers to help us make sense of it all.

Two sets of haunting tales will be told. On Deep Nights (30 October – 2 November) we will be performing the first set of tales including newly written stories by Jeanette Winterson, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and Sami Ibrahim and on Dark Nights (3 – 5 December) we will stage the second set which will include more new stories including a ghostly tale by Diana Evans, so make sure you join us for both.

Deep night, dark night, the silent of the night,
The time of night when Troy was set on fire;
The time when screech-owls cry and ban-dogs howl,
And spirits walk and ghosts break up their graves,
That time best fits the work we have in hand.

— Henry VI Part 2, Act I, scene 4



Standing tickets (fixed position): £10
Seated tickets from £20

A £2.50 transaction fee per order applies online

These ghost stories are set to frighten and haunt, and are not for the faint-hearted.

Age guidance: 12+ years

Running time: approximately 90 minutes, no interval

Part of the Playhouse Season 2019 / 20

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