Reece Shearsmith in Ghost Stories from 9 Nov 2010

Reece Shearsmith takes over lead role in Ghost Stories at the Duke of York's Theatre from 9 Nov 2010.

Best known for his role in The League of Gentlemen, Reece Shearsmith will replace Andy Nyman as Professor Philip Goodman from 9th Nov 2010 until 8th Jan 2011. His other screen credits include Psychoville and film Shaun of The Dead. Reece Shearsmith said: “I’ve been to see Ghost Stories a number of times and it’s absolutely fantastic. It’s really dark and scary but full of laughs as well so it’s exactly my sort of show...Jeremy and I have known each for years from The League of Gentlemen and it’s great to be working with him again. I’m really looking forward to taking over the role and being part of such a unique and entertaining West End show.”

Ghost Stories by Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson, had sold out runs at Liverpool Playhouse (4 to 20 Feb 2010) and Lyric Hammersmith (24 Feb to 17 April 2010), where it received good notices from the popular press: "Ingenious, creepy and horribly enjoyable show." (Telegraph); "I 'enjoyed' every creepy minute." (Independent); "You'll have a scream" (Time Out). "Hugely entertaining and a predominantly fun piece of theatre." (The Stage). It transferred to the West End's Duke of York's Theatre opening 13 July 2010, following previews from 25 June 2010, and is currently taking bookings to 20 Feb 2011.

The production will be putting on a special midnight performance to celebrate Halloween in its own unique style on Saturday 30th October.

It is directed by Andy Nyman, Jeremy Dyson & Sean Holmes, designed by Jon Bausor, lighting by James Farncombe.

Produced in the West End by the Lyric Hammersmith and Phil McIntyre Entertainments.

Three men gather, each with an uncanny tale to tell: their chilling stories will bleed off the stage and into your dreams.

The producers of the show say: "Those under the age of 15 should think carefully before attending."

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