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David Cardy in the original West End production of Ghost Stories (Photo: Helen Maybanks)

David Cardy in the original West End production of Ghost Stories (Photo: Helen Maybanks)

Ghost Stories returns to the West End

Published 20 August 2013

Theatregoers have just six months to nervously wait before terror and supernatural happenings are unleashed in the West End with the return of Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman’s hit production Ghost Stories.

Freshly – and no doubt frighteningly – restaged for its London revival, the chilling show will play from 13 February (press night 27 February) at Leicester Square’s Arts theatre, four years after it first appeared in London at the Lyric Hammersmith before transferring into the West End following critical and public acclaim.

While The League Of Gentlemen’s Dyson and Kick Ass 2’s Nyman, who is arguably best known for his collaboration with the equally mind-boggling Derren Brown, have reunited to reimagine the ghostly fright-fest for its new London life, details of casting have yet to be announced.

Theatregoers will therefore have to consult their crystal balls and ouija boards to take a glimpse into the theatrical future to discover whether Nyman will once again take to the stage to star in the chilling show that tells a series of jump-inducingly frightening ghostly tales before swearing its viewers to secrecy as to its jaw-droppingly mystical content.

Advising audience members with “a nervous disposition” to think twice about attending, the production’s official warning informing theatregoers the show contains “moments of severe shock and tension” were justified by critics when the show first opened in 2010. The Telegraph’s Charles Spencer was left “seriously spooked”, while The Stage lauded the production’s use of “atmospheric staging, excellent performances and clever trickery” to thrill audiences.

Tickets for the return of the Olivier Award nominated show will go on sale tomorrow.


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