THE HAUNTED MAN
A new play adapted from the ghost story by Charles Dickens
Based on the novella, The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain first published in 1848, it is more about the spirit of Christmas than Christmas itself. Presented by Kindred Theatre, it features four actors producing a host of Dickensian characters. It is a new production, full of atmosphere, love and loss, frighteners and friendship. Along with candlelight, shadows, music and theatrical storytelling, it is the perfect production for the winter evenings.
“Jonathan has recently moved into a care home. As his mind deteriorates and reality becomes confused one memory stays strong; a memory of past love and betrayal; the one memory he wishes could be taken away.
A present is left for him: A book, an old copy of Dickens’ The Haunted Man. His carer Asha, reading the story aloud, invokes visions of Jonathan’s past life and with them comes a ghostly visitation, a phantom who offers to fulfill his wish through the gift of forgetting.
As the book and Jonathan’s life merge, he begins to understand that the phantom’s gift is also a curse. With the help of the chaotic Tetterbys, the Wild-Boy, the gentle Swidgers and a host of other Dickensian characters, Jonathan and Asha set out to find a genuine, lasting peace and learn the true value of memory.”
The tour will be accompanied at each venue by an Audio Exhibition of stories gathered from inter-generational storytelling workshops Kindred are running to complement the show, the themes and ideas inspired by the participants real memories.
Details for tickets etc. will follow nearer the time.