New season announced at Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse
Highlights include new horror adaptation The Haunting of Hill House
Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse has announced its autumn 2015 season, which features productions of The Haunting of Hill House and The Glass Menagerie in addition to Simon Armitage's previously announced new take on The Odyssey.
Following Ghost Stories, the horror genre makes a return to the Playhouse with The Haunting of Hill House. The production, a collaboration with Sonia Friedman Productions and Hammer, will be the first major UK stage adaptation of Shirley Jackson's novel, which also formed the basis of classic film The Haunting in 1963.
Adapted by Anthony Neilson and directed by Melly Still, the production, which is billed as an "alternative theatre experience over the festive period", runs at Liverpool Playhouse from 7 December 2015 to 16 January 2016.
It's preceded at the Playhouse by Ellen McDougall's new revival of The Glass Menagerie (7 to 31 October), a co-production with Headlong and West Yorkshire Playhouse which opens in Leeds and Liverpool before touring to venues around the UK.
The Everyman's Christmas show is Rapunzel: Hairway to Heaven, a "rock 'n' roll panto" adapted from the classic Grimm Brothers tale. It's preceded by a return of the venue's hit co-production with Kneehigh, Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other love songs), which runs from 10 to 14 November.