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Podcast: So Scary You’ll Leave The Lights On

Midnight Circle talk about Ghost Stories of An Antiquary

This week we chat to Nicholas Benjamin, Niamh Handley-Vaughan and Nadia Lamin, who make up Midnight Circle Productions. Having already made immersive shows based on Frankenstein and The Picture of Dorian Gray, they are now turning their hand to M.R. JamesGhost Stories of An Antiquary, a series of ghost stories originally published in 1904, but here moved to the 1940s during the Blitz.

We chat about the show, what immersive means to them this time out, just how scary it might all get, and why they want you to come along in period costume. We also have some trouble with various pronouncunations just to add to the fun of the interview!

Note: Due to a technical error (we forgot to plug a mic in) the interviewers voice is a little muffled, but we hope this doesn’t distract from what is still a highly entertaining listen!

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary plays at Longfield Hall, Brixton, from 17 – 27 April, further information can be found here.

Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

It’s the early 1940’s London; as the bombs fall and the night draws in, our humble hall warden welcomes you to shelter against the oncoming storm. While the Blitz rages why not gather around the lantern and pass the time with a ghost story or two? Be warned though, in the darkest times not everything is as it seems. Perhaps there is more to our four storytellers than meets the eye?

“With the last breath of life, a ghost story begins”. 

Inspired by a selection of M.R James Ghost Stories of an Antiquary:

🥀Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad
🥀Lost Hearts
🥀The Ash-Tree
🥀The Mezzotint

Plays at Longfield Hall, 50 Knatchbull Road, London, SE5 9QY from 16 – 27 April. Further information and bookings can be found here.

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