Ghost Stories

Based on ghostly tales from Cornwall, Devon, Wiltshire, Shropshire and Barking, London. Beguiling pen and ink drawings inspired by visits to local schools are magically brought to life by a pair of puppeteers and a projector to create a unique, animated film. An ensemble of nationally respected multi-instrumentalists (including violin, guitar, musical saw and live looping) joins them on stage to perform an eerily atmospheric soundtrack.

Each act in this captivating new show draws on a story from each location; discover what happened when the Devil came to Cornwall, a witches curse in Devon, ghostly apparitions in Shropshire and the haunting of Savernake Forest, Wiltshire. It also includes a specially commissioned ghost story by local crime writer Linda Rhodes inspired by the tragic Barking boiler explosion of 1899.