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Touring The UK 2020: Ghost Stories (Preview)


LONDON – Casting has been announced for Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman’s supernatural spectacular, Ghost Stories, which begins its first ever UK tour at The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham on 8th January 2020 . After exhilarating audiences across the globe with record breaking, sell-out productions and a smash hit film, the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre’s production of Ghost Stories has this year played yet another successful run at its original Hammersmith home and at is currently playing at the Ambassadors Theatre in London’s West End, until Saturday 4th January.

Joshua Higgott plays Professor Goodman, Paul Hawkyard appears as Tony Matthews, Gus Gordon performs the role of Simon Rifkind and Richard Sutton reprises his role as Mike Priddle (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and the West End’s Ambassador Theatre).

There’s something dark lurking in the theatre. Enter a nightmarish world, full of thrilling twists and turns, where all your deepest fears and most disturbing thoughts are imagined live on stage. A fully sensory and electrifying encounter, Ghost Stories is the ultimate twisted love-letter to horror, a supernatural edge-of-your-seat theatrical experience like no other.

Joshua Higgott plays Professor Goodman. Theatre credits includes: Robert Ike’s Hamlet (Almeida and Harold Pinter); 1984 (Headlong and Playhouse); The Oresteia (Almeida and Trafalgar Studios); Shakespeare in Love (Noël Coward) and Birdsong (UK Tour). Film includes: Bohemian RhapsodyThe SnowmanDarkest Hour and The Mummy. Television includes: The Witcher and McMafia.

Paul Hawkyard plays Tony Matthews. Theatre credits includes: War Horse (National Theatre); Wonderful Town (Royal Exchange/Kenny Wax Ltd); Birdsong (The Comedy Theatre); Oliver! The Musical (Theatre Clywdd & London Palladium); Mamma Mia (Prince of Wales Theatre); Peter Pan (The Royal Festival Hall); South Pacific (National Theatre); Les Misérables (Palace Theatre); Jesus Christ Superstar (The Lyceum Theatre); Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); A Midsummer Night’s DreamAs You Like It and Lady Be Good (Regents Park Open Air Theatre); The Railway Children (King’s Cross Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s DreamMacbeth (Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre). Film includes: NT Live War HorseIf I Had You and Everybody Loves Sunshine.
Television includes: DoctorsThe CoronerHolby City, SirensThe BillThe Last DetectiveCasualtyWhere The Heart IsTwo Pints of Lager and a Packet of CrispsMike Bassett England ManagerCoronation Street, EastEndersBand of GoldMaisie RaineLondon’s BurningResidentsScoopMI HighIn Two MindsPlaydays and Justin’s House. 

Gus Gordon plays Simon Rifkind. Gus trained at The Brit School of Performing Arts and Technology & Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Theatre whilst training includes: The History BoysSaved and Measure for Measure.
Short films include: Hound (72 Hour National Film Challenge) and Through the Static.
Television includes: Cursed and Jingle Jangle (Netflix). Ghost Stories will be Gus’ professional stage debut.

Ghost Stories tours from 8th January 2020 at The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham. Following Birmingham, the tour then continues to Bath,Theatre Royal; Nottingham, Theatre Royal; Woking, New Victoria Theatre;  Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre; Brighton, Theatre Royal; The Lowry, Salford; Cardiff, New Theatre; The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury; York, Grand Opera House; Richmond Theatre; Liverpool Playhouse; Glasgow Theatre Royal; King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, Nuffield Southampton Theatres City and the Sheffield Lyceum. Tickets available here


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