The Ghost of Graves End
By Robert Farquhar
The Ghost of Graves End is a spooky Victorian comedy. Inspired by classic ghost stories of the genre, such as Turn of the Screw, its tongue is firmly in its cheek, but at the same time, genuinely scary.
Charles is a penniless, wannabe poet who, through force of penury, has to relocate to a maze-like neo-gothic country house, that is forever shrouded in mist. Here, he is to be the tutor to a peculiar orphan boy. The previous tutor left in a hurry, and everyone is reluctant to say why. Afflicted by strange dreams, things that go bump in the night, and increasingly dire circumstance, Charles has to decide whether to stay or get the hell out of there.
The Ghost of Graves End is a perfect piece of pre-Christmas entertainment. The Woman in Black meets the high-energy comedic silliness of The 39 Steps.
Directed by Lucy Thatcher
Produced in collaboration with North West End Acting School
Written by Robert Farquhar. Robert’s plays include Gods Official, The Big I Am, Dead Heavy Fantastic, Insomnobabble, and Kissing Sid James.
“A true comic playwright” (THE GUARDIAN on GODS OFFICIAL) – *****
“Strange, fast and very funny.” (LIVERPOOL ECHO on INSOMNOABBLE) – *****
“Wildly inventive, exciting, epic story-telling.” (ARTS CITY on THE BIG I AM) – ****
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