Co-written by Jeremy Dyson (best known for his TV work with "The League of Gentlemen") and Andy Nyman (best known for being co-creator and director of Derren Brown's TV and stage shows), the production is directed by Dyson, Nyman and the Lyric's artistic director Sean Holmes. It is designed by Jon Bausor, with lighting by James Farncombe, sound by Nick Manning, special effects by Scott Penrose and movement direction by Lewis Peploe. In the show, "three men gather, each with an uncanny tale to tale," according to press materials prior to the show's original run at the Lyric Hammersmith. "Their chilling stories will bleed off the stage and into your dreams." Press materials for the new run include the following warning to potential theatregoers: "Please be advised that Ghost Stories contains moments of extreme shock and tension. The show is unsuitable for anyone under the age of 15. We strongly advise those of a nervous disposition to think very seriously before attending."
In a press statement, Holmes commented, "I'm delighted that Ghost Stories is transferring to the Duke of York's, not only is the transfer a fantastic endorsement for a brilliant production but also an amazing way to end my first season at the Lyric." The West End run is co-produced by the Lyric Hammersmith, last represented in the West End by the transfer of their Olivier Award-winning production of Spring Awakening, and Phil McIntyre Entertainments, currently represented in the West End by the long-running We Will Rock You.
Ghost Stories is currently booking to Nov. 7. To book, contact the box office at 0870 060 6623, or visit www.ghoststoriestheshow.co.uk.