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National Tour of Philips Meeks’ Edith in the Dark

by | Sep 7, 2018 | News | 0 comments

Baroque Theatre Company, one of the UK’s most established professional independent theatre companies, will be kicking off their autumn/winter theatre season with the first ever national tour of EDITH IN THE DARK, an evening of chilling ghost stories by playwright Philip Meeks.

The play is based on the little-known ghost stories by poet and writer E Nesbit, author of some of the most famous children’s stories ever written including Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet and the much-loved The Railway Children.

Admired by the great Noel Coward, Edith Nesbit also wrote adult books including four ghost stories which form the basis of this haunting evening of ghostly tales.

“A superbly written new play… a devilishly good idea” THE STAGE

EDITH IN THE DARK takes place on Christmas Eve during a party hosted by her husband. Edith escapes to her attic writing room where she meets up with her housekeeper and a mysterious guest. She reads them a story, not one of her cherished children’s tales, but one of her terrifying early ghost stories. As the tales unfold it becomes clear all is not what it seems…Someone in the attic is hiding a deadly secret.

EDITH IN THE DARK, is a haunting glimpse into the nightmarish inner world of an author whose reputation for cosy childhood innocence is only half the story.

“Highly original” THE GUARDIAN

EDITH IN THE DARK stars Kent-born and Norfolk Arts award nominee CLAIRE BIBBY as Edith, Producer and Founder of Baroque Theatre Company, credits include national tours of Great Expectations (Molly/Miss Skiffins), Veronica’s Room (The Woman), The Hundred and one Dalmatians (Cruella de Vil); Thurrock in Essex-born GRACE DUNNE as Biddy Thricefold credits include Sybil Fawlty (Fawlty Towers, Nationwide tour), Morticia Addams (Addams Family, Nationwide Tour) and making his Baroque Theatre debut is London-born JEREMY SMALL as Mr Guasto credits include ‘The History Boys’ (Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishop’s Stortford) and Scrooge in ‘A Christmas Carol’ (tour, Hobgoblin Theatre Company).

Costume designer is Suzanne Bell (BBC4 series The Detectorists, BAFTA and Oscar winning film (Best Costume Design category) The Duchess); Wig-maker Sophie Eade from Norwich (Harry Potter); Lighting and Sound Technician Chloe Sturrock; Stage Manager Samson Robinson; set design Matt Nunn, Bix Productions. Sponsored by Clarian.

EDITH IN THE DARK is suitable for 12+ and provides the perfect theatre experience for the forthcoming Halloween and Christmas seasons.

EDITH IN THE DARK tours from Thursday 27 September until Saturday 22 December 2018 Tickets are priced from £10/Concessions available. www.baroquetheatre.com

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