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Buy Tickets Edith in the Dark

Presented by Harrogate Theatre
Written by Philip Meeks
Inspired by E. Nesbit's Tales of Terror
Directed by Keith Hukin

"Highly original, well-conceived entertainment" The Guardian

“Director Keith Hukin uses atmospheric sets, lighting and sound to ensure the audience is never allowed to relax as things go bump in the night.”
The Northern Echo
“Ghostly tales to savour… gripping… entertaining.”
Harrogate Advertiser
“A superbly written new play… a devilishly good idea”
The Stage
“Absolutely excellent! Really glad we got to see the production it was very well acted. Have recommended it to friends.”
Audience Member

Celebrated children’s author Edith Nesbit escapes her annual festive soiree and finds herself in her attic writing room with a young male guest and Biddy Thricefold, her loyal housekeeper. The trio decide to read each other scary stories to help ward off wicked spirits, choosing four stories penned by Nesbit herself.

With vampire plants, zombies, ghosts and all manner of terrifying creations,
all is not what it seems as they explore the darker side of Nesbit's imagination...

One of the people in the attic is hiding a deadly secret.

Millions have grown up with the fabled work of E Nesbit,which includes classic novels Five Children and It and The Railway Children, but she began her writing career as a mistress of horror. 

Writer Philip Meeks' previous work includes the Fringe First Award-winning Kiss Me Honey, Honey and his exploration of Margaret Rutherford and Agatha Christie's relationship in Murder, Margaret and Me.


New cast members Nicky Goldie and Patrick Neyman join acclaimed actress Blue Merrick, who reprises her role for the second time as Edith.

"This fine actress [Blue Merrick] knows exactly how to play this multilayered role to absolute perfection" The Stage

Take a look at some of our production images from last year's production:

Lighting Design by Arnim Friess
Sound Design by Gerrard Fletcher
Set Design by Alex Swarbrick

Running time: 1 hour 55minutes approximately including interval

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06 March 2015 7.30pm Tickets Available
07 March 2015 7.30pm Tickets Available
10 March 2015 7.30pm Tickets Available
11 March 2015 7.30pm Tickets Available Captioned
12 March 2015 7.30pm Tickets Available BSL Interpreted
13 March 2015 7.30pm Tickets Available
14 March 2015 2.30pm Tickets Available Audio Described
14 March 2015 7.30pm Tickets Available

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