Dickens’ Ghosts: chilling tales for a winter’s evening

You are invited to a Christmas gathering. The venue is an old house; grim portraits (some of them with grim legends, too) lour distrustfully from the oaken walls. But warm hospitality awaits you on a cold night, perhaps accompanied by the smell of roasted chestnuts, as you sit around the Christmas fire and listen to the guests telling winter stories – Ghost Stories.

You will hear of spectral illusions, ghostly mail coaches and phantom warnings of terrible accidents on an eerie stretch of railway line. Sinister, strange, occasionally silly and sometimes downright terrifying, all of these chilling yarns come from the pen of the greatest storyteller of all, Charles Dickens.

Io Theatre Company brings the dead to life in a dynamic production, combining music and song with supernatural Victorian thrills. Dickens’ Ghosts will make for the perfect post-Christmas trip to the theatre – but come expecting to have your eyes opened to the strangest things…

Dickens’ Ghosts was performed at The Playhouse, Cheltenham, in December 2014.