and other Ghost Stories
atmospheric and with a spine chilling twist in its tail”
presentation of ghost stories, especially for the “Haunted Season”,
with Charles’ Dickens’ The Signalman
as the main feature. The story concerns an isolated railway worker,
haunted by a strange spectre that appears at the mouth of a dark and
forbidding tunnel. Together, ghost-hunter Montagu Furzan and the terrified
Signalman have to work out the enigma and answer the question: What
is it warning against?… Tragically, they find out just too late….
This latest project is directed by and stars Simon Corble in his role
as Victorian psychic investigator, Montagu Furzan, who is seeking to
unravel the mysteries behind three ghost stories, originally penned
by Dickens, M.R. James and Edgar Allan Poe. The co-star is Paul Sullivan,
who plays both The Signalman and condemned
man in Edgar Allan Poe's classic tale The Black Cat.
It is the
psychological dimension of the ghost story which is fully explored in
the three tales on offer here - including M.R. James’ The
Rose Garden. All exist on the borderland between illusion,
madness and the genuinely spooky and that makes for great theatre.