Jack Shepherd stars

Classic Ghosts

Middle Ground Theatre Company presents a brand new double presentation of spine-tingling stories.

The Signalman

By Charles Dickens

Adapted by Francis Evelyn

Set in 1880, this is Dickens’ exquisitely unnerving tale of a tormented signalman who is haunted by visions of impending disaster on his isolated stretch of line. Can a well-meaning traveller prevent him spiralling into self-destruction..?

 

Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad

By M.R.James

Adapted by Margaret May Hobbs

The story of Professor Parkins, a Cambridge academic who finds an old whistle whilst on holiday at a bleak English east coast hotel in 1907. Upon blowing the whistle he awakens a terrifying supernatural force…

Starring award-winning veteran actor Jack Shepherd, who is probably best known for his portrayal of Detective Superintendent Charles Wycliffe in the television series Wycliffe.

 

Directed and designed by Michael Lunney

With Terrence Hardiman, Dicken Ashworth, James Morley, Jenny-May Darcy, Greg Fitch

 

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SEE WHAT THE CRITICS THINK

"Everything about Middle Ground's double bill is classic. The best of Gothic ghoul-school writers, imaginative staging and a gifted cast... expect to be shocked in your seat, and at the end of The Signalman to feel your spine tingle." Gloucestershire Echo

"Filled with forboding... you can't tear your eyes away. The cast of experienced actors were uncannily good and the set was superb. The staging was pitched at just the right level of darkness to completely unnerve the audience." Maidenhead Advertiser

"Perfect performances... impressively scary... One particular moment has some in the audience shrieking with fear. This double bill of thrills, so expertly crafted by the cast and crew, is a perfect way to while away a January evening" GetWestLondon

The Signalman
The Signalman
The Signalman
The Signalman
Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad
Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad
Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad
Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad
The Signalman
The Signalman
The Signalman
The Signalman
Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad
Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad
Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad
Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad

Main Auditorium

Monday, April 14, 2014 - 19:45 to Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 20:00

Mon - Thur eve 7:45pm

Fri & Sat eve 8:00pm

Thur & Sat mats 2:30pm

Running times: Act 1 53mins, Interval 25mins, Act 2 45mins

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