The cast features Luke Barton as Sherlock Holmes (The Unexpected Guest, Mill at Sonning; Misterman, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse), Joseph Derrington as Dr John Watson (The Importance of Being Earnest, MAC Belfast; The Canterville Ghost
, Erasmus Theatre), Zach Lee as Jonathan Small (Bouncers, Glass Menagerie, Hull Truck; The Derby McQueen Affair, York Theatre Royal), Stephanie Rutherford as Mary Morstan (Kubla Khan, Mirror Mirror, Oily Cart; Cinderella, Derby Theatre), Christopher Glover as Dost Akbar (Peckham The Soap Opera, Royal Court; Eastenders, BBC) and Ru Hamilton as Thaddeus Sholto (Tipping the Velvet, Lyric Hammersmith; Peter Pan, Derby Theatre).
theatre The Canterville Ghost
Oscar Wilde's gruesome comic ghost story is reimagined by a company of vaudevillian performers, featuring magical illusions, a ventriloquist and a psychic.
Unity One, Hope Place, Liverpool, 0151 709 4988 - to Sat, 5 Jan The Canterville Ghost
Oscar Wilde short story, a ghost, a haunted house, slapstick comedy, historical/ modernity clash, poignant redemption story.
Dating from 1887 and the author's first published short story, The Canterville Ghost
tells of an American family who move into a haunted castle only to give the resident spook a run for his money.
To celebrate, they've gone back to the beginning with a double helping of Oscar Wilde adaptations, including the world premiere of The Canterville Ghost
and the Edinburgh premiere of Wilde Creatures at Pleasance Courtyard until August 26.
Age 3+ The Canterville Ghost
Pleasance, 2.45pm, until August 25 Oscar Wilde's most gruesomely spooky yarn.
The company will also be telling the story of The Canterville Ghost
at the venue's Djanogly Theatre for a terrifying take on the ghost tale.
As to the essays themselves, Tamas Benyei uses Richard Marsh's "A Set of Chessmen" and Oscar Wilde's "The Canterville Ghost
" to exemplify the shift towards the importance of meaning in the ghost story.
THE CANTERVILLE GHOST
THE Oscar Wilde story about an American family who move into a house with a ghost and a sinister bloodstain has long been a film favourite.
But when the Otis family, fleeing from Parisian life, buys the castle, Alienor is upset that she doesn't manage to frighten this 21st century tribe Only fifteen-year-old Virginia Otis, moved by the Canterville ghost
's fate, will try to free Alienor from the curse affecting her life.
Finally, at the back of the book there are some activities: a book quiz; spot the difference; information on Victorian ghost stories such as The Canterville Ghost
and The Hound of the Baskervilles; and ciphers.
In the "The Canterville Ghost
" production, guests will be given sleeping masks to heighten their senses for a unique experience.