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Ghost Stories recruits night watchman

First Published 9 May 2014, Last Updated 9 May 2014

Applications for one of the strangest jobs ever to be advertised in the West End have opened following the news that Ghost Stories is seeking a night watchman as a result of spooky goings on at the Arts Theatre.

If you’re unafraid of the dark and nonplussed by things that go bump in the night, writers of the horror hit Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson need your services to spend the night at the production’s home on 13 June following a chilling unexplained event.

According to the creative duo, at 03:45 on Sunday 27 April the scream cam – installed in the auditorium to catch the audience’s shrieks as they jump out of their seats during the famously terrifying show – turned itself on and took a series of mysterious photos showing a grey figure moving about in the stalls (see above).

In a statement on the Ghost Stories website, the show stated “The camera has never done this before and we cannot find an explanation for either the camera’s action or the images themselves.”

While Nyman and Dyson admitted they were sceptical about the existence of ghosts, they agreed “there is no doubt that there have been a couple of very odd occurrences at the Arts Theatre,” before explaining: “Whilst we are sure there is a perfectly rational explanation for them, neither of us would be prepared to spend the night alone in there.”

With the show’s creators and the theatre staff all refusing to bed down overnight to investigate, the show has called on the general public to step forward to volunteer for the downright terrifying role. The recruited watchman will be required to spend the night from 20:00 to 04:00 in the theatre and note any unusual incidents or happenings that may occur.

Candidates must be aged 18 or older and be of a brave disposition, with salary dependent on experience. Any willing and courageous budding-watchmen should apply at www.ghoststoriestheshow.co.uk before 17:00 on 23 May.

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