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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

Running time: 1 hour 55minutes approximately including interval


"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. A top-notch cast”
The Northern Echo
“Ghostly tales to savour… gripping… entertaining. Do I want to wait another 20 years before Harrogate Theatre commissions another new play of this impressively high quality? Definitely not”
Harrogate Advertiser
“A superbly written new play… a devishly 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
“I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and have recommended it to everyone I see. It is such a good idea to provide other entertainment at Christmas.”
Audience Member

Celebrated children’s author Edith Nesbit escapes her annual Christmas Eve soiree and finds herself in her attic writing room with a young male guest and Biddy Thricefold, her loyal housekeeper.

The trio decide to observe the festive tradition of reading scary stories to help ward off wicked spirits, choosing the stories penned by Nesbit herself. Yet as they breathe life into these terrifying creations, all is not as it seems…

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.

These flesh-creeping yarns have been freely adapted for the stage to great critical acclaim. Meeks, who last year bagged a Fringe First Award for his play Kiss Me Honey, Honey and enjoyed great reviews for his look at Margaret Rutherford and Agatha Christie in Murder, Marple and Me, brings B-movie style to Nesbit’s resolutely domestic terror shorts.

Take a look at some of our production images from last years production:

For more information follow @PhillipMeeks on Twitter.

View the full Harrogate Theatres September 2014 - March 2015 Season Brochure below

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