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Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Canterville Ghost’ to open in London

Get ready to be spooked!

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Something’s going bump in the night in London this Halloween! The Canterville Ghost will play a seasonal autumn engagement at Southwark Playhouse. The Canterville Ghost begins previews on 11 October, ahead of an opening night on 13 October, and performances to 5 November.

The Canterville Ghost is an Oscar Wilde story, and was first published in 1887. The story follows the Otis family who move to Canterville Hall and stumble across the ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville who vanished centuries ago.

Olivia Jacobs directs The Canterville Ghost in London. The play is part of theatre company Tall Stories’ 25th anniversary.

“Over the last 25 years, Tall Stories has become best known for producing work for family audiences. Our interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s ghoulish story is performed by four music-hall entertainers who reveal their own secrets, using music, ventriloquism, magic and psychic abilities. It’s a lot of fun!” said Toby Mitchell, artistic director and co-founder of Tall Stories.

The four-person company includes Callum Patrick Hughes, Matt Jopling, Katie Tranter and Steve Watts.

The Canterville Ghost features music and lyrics by Jon Fiber and Andy Shaw, design by Barney George, costume supervision by Martin Rodges, lighting design by Peter Harrison, and choreography by Morag Cross.

The Canterville Ghost is at Southwark Playhouse.

Photo credit: The Canterville Ghost cast (Photo courtesy of production)

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