Darlington Civic Theatre – Classic Ghost Stories


Jack Shepherd stars in a spine chilling double bill of Classic Ghost Stories at Darlington Civic Theatre from Wednesday 14 to Saturday 17 October.

Middle Ground Theatre Company present their hugely successful adaptation of Charles Dickens’ The Signalman. Set in 1880, this is the 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 calm the man’s fears before he spirals into self-destruction?

The show is coupled with the world stage premiere adaptation of Robert Aickman’s The Waiting Room. Having missed his connection, George Pendlebury is forced to spend a night alone in Casterton’s old station waiting room. Frozen half to death, he awakes after midnight to find that, perhaps, he is not alone after all.

A perfect way to spend a dark autumn evening.

Award-winning veteran actor Jack Shepherd has a long and distinguished career in film, television and on stage. His awards include a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award, a Plays and Players London Critics’ Award, and a Time Out Award. He is probably best known for his portrayal of Detective Superintendent Charles Wycliffe in the television series Wycliffe. He is joined by Richard Walsh (12 years as Albert “Sicknote” Quigley in ITV’s London’s Burning) plus a full supporting cast.

There will be a free Post-Show talk on Thursday 15 October and a Post Show Theatre Ghost Tour on Friday 16 October. To book a space on the Ghost Tour – an opportunity to learn about the ghosts that have been witnessed in several areas of the theatre – please call the box office on 01325 486555.

Classic Ghost Stories comes to Darlington Civic Theatre from Wednesday 14 to Saturday 17. Tickets* are £17 to £25.50

*All ticket prices include a £1 restoration levy.

To book contact the Box Office on 01325 486 555 or visit www.darlingtoncivic.co.uk