Ghost Stories

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Gather close for Ghost Stories by Candlelight, an evening of chilling, contemporary tales and bewitching new folk music from the ‘Haunted Counties’ of East Anglia, by celebrated new writing company HighTide, in the intimate setting of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Ghosts don’t always stay in the past.

A sea mist descends.

The hound howls.

Sodium street lights twitch.

A falcon soars above, on the hunt.

‘A welcome reminder of how intimate and ambitious theatre can be’

The Stage on HighTide’s previous shows

Directed by Elayce Ismail, written by Kelly Jones, Shamser Sinha and Nicola Werenowska, with music and songs by Georgia Shackleton.

A HighTide production in association with Shakespeare’s Globe, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds & Harlow Playhouse. HighTide have secured funding for Ghost Stories by Candlelight from the National Lottery through Arts Council England, East Suffolk Council, and Adnams.

Ghost Stories by Candlelight is part of the  Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 10th Anniversary Season.


Galleries (Seating) £62 – £25
Standing £5

This event is on-site in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Running time TBC

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Part of Sam Wanamaker Playhouse 10th Anniversary

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Meet the company of Ghost Stories by Candlelight

Associate Producer

Karen Goddard

Design Assistant

Lauren Connelly


Charlotte Henery


Elayce Ismail


Clare Slater

Lighting Consultant

Andy Purves

Musical Director

Georgia Shackleton

Stage Manager / Production Manager

Mitch Donaldson


Kelly Jones, Georgia Shackleton, Shamser Sinha, Nicola Werenowska


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