Ghost Stories is an incredible piece of theatre. I saw it twice during its first West End run back in 2008, but despite that when I returned for the third time a few weeks ago, it still made me jump out of my seat! Keeping the content of the show a secret is part of the fun, but as well as the scares you can expect plenty of laughs too! Written by Andy Nyman & Jeremy Dyson, Andy directed and starred in the original production, however this version features a brilliant new cast and even a few new surprises…
If you missed this run at the Lyric Hammersmith, it’s just been announced that Ghost Stories will be returning to the West End in October before embarking on its first ever national tour. Great news and you can find out more here. Now also a hit film, the journey of this show has been remarkable, although nothing beats seeing it live in the theatre.
The reason Andy isn’t reprising his role in Ghost Stories this time around is because he’s busy starring in Fiddler On The Roof! Having transferred to the West End’s Playhouse Theatre (from the Menier Chocolate Factory), you have until 2 November to see it. I just enjoyed it for the second time and even though the story was written over 100 years ago, this production feels so relevant today. A sensational cast that will make you laugh and cry, led by Andy who really was born to play Tevye!
Everything Andy touches seems to turn to gold and I can’t recommend these shows highly enough. Two very different pieces of theatre, each truly unique and absolutely not to be missed.