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