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UK Stage Hit 'Ghost Stories' Is Finally Unleashing Its Chills and Thrills in Melbourne This Spring

Updated: Sep 13, 2022

This spooky UK stage hit is unleashing its chills and thrills upon Melbourne.

If you're the kind of Melburnian who dedicates the entire month of October to all things spooky, then you'll want to make a date with the latest acclaimed stage show that's heading Australia's way. Sure, Ghost Stories will start its local season in September, but it's definitely arriving at the right time of year for bumps, jumps and unleashing eerie tales.

Hitting our shores for the first time, Ghost Stories will bring its thrills and chills to the Athenaeum Theatre Friday, September 20 [...].

Created, written and directed by Andy Nyman (Derren Brown) and Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen), and first staged in the UK back in 2010, Ghost Stories offers exactly what its name suggests. Leading the charge is fictional Professor of Parapsychology Phillip Goodman, who takes audiences through three of his cases. If it sounds familiar even though the production hasn't ever made it to our shores as yet, that's because Ghost Stories was turned into a film with The Office, The Hobbit and Sherlock star Martin Freeman a couple of years back — and also featuring Nyman as Goodman.


"We knew that we wanted to craft a play that would deliver something of substance to an audience, some solid ground underneath the fun, that would leave a deeper, darker residue and be harder to shake off," continued both Dyson and Nyman.


For its Aussie run — with a stint in Adelaide set to follow Melbourne — Ghost Stories will star playwright and actor Steve Rodgers (Savage River, Kenny) as Professor Phillip Goodman, and also feature Jay Laga'aia, Darcy Brown and Nick Simpson-Deeks.



MELBOURNE at the Athenaeum Theatre:

From Sep 20

ADELAIDE at the Dunstan Playhouse:

From Dec 7

Read the full article on Concrete Playground.

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