Nearly 10 years after its Liverpool world premiere, Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s global haunt Ghost Stories will return to London’s West End. Performances of the cryptic play will run October 3 through January 4, 2020, at the Ambassadors Theatre, where opening night is set for October 9.
The show centers around parapsychology professor Dr. Goodman (originally played by Nyman) who share three accounts he has collected from people who have experienced supernatural encounters. Billed as a “twisted love-letter to horror,” the staging features nods to classic films with its use of jump scares and other horror filmmaking tactics in a live environment.
The production, directed by Nyman, Dyson, and Sean Holmes, played London’s Lyric Hammersmith and Duke of York’s Theatre following its Liverpool Playhouse premiere. The play subsequently played Australia and in 2017 was adapted for the screen.
Ghost Stories features sets and costumes by Jon Bausor, lighting by James Farncombe, sound design by Nick Manning, and special effects by Scott Penrose. Casting for the new London bow will be announced later.