Ghost Stories Transfers to Duke of York’s, 13 JulDate: 15 April 2010
Following its current run at west London’s Lyric Hammersmith, where it finishes its extended season this Saturday, Ghost Stories will transfer to the West End. The stage thriller, co-written and co-directed by The League of Gentlemen’s Jeremy Dyson and Derren Brown collaborator Andy Nyman, will run from 13 July to 7 November 2010 (previews from 25 June) at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
In the 80-minute piece, billed as a “truly terrifying theatrical experience”, Nyman himself appears, presenting a lecture about the paranormal which segues into the spooky stories of some of the subjects he’s interviewed in the course of his work.
Nyman’s stage acting credits include Moonlight and Magnolias, but he’s best known for co-creating and directing Derren Brown’s TV and stage shows. He’s joined in the Ghost Stories company by Nicholas Burns (Fat Pig on stage, TV’s Misfits), David Cardy and Ryan Gage.
The production carries a warning: “Please be advised that Ghost Stories contains moments of extreme shock and tension. The show is unsuitable for anyone under the age of 16. We strongly advise those of a nervous disposition to think very seriously before attending.”
Ghost Stories was originally co-produced by the Lyric Hammersmith with the Liverpool Everyman where it premiered in February. Currently at the Duke of York’s, Peter Hall’s revival of Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy Bedroom Farce is due to finish its run on 3 July.