Who doesn't love a good fright? And when League of Gentlemen writer Jeremy Dyson sets out deliberately to scare people, even hardboiled sweets like us start to whiten our knuckles in anticipation.
And it's a case of “No one leaves!” at the Liverpool Playhouse from 4 to 20 February, when Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, co-creator and director of Derren Brown’s television and stage shows, present the world premiere of the truly terrifying Ghost Stories.
The theatre has already spooked everyone by advising: “Please be advised that this show contains moments of extreme shock and tension and is not suitable for anyone under 15.” And, “We strongly advise those of a nervous disposition to think very seriously before attending this show.”
Bah! What a beautiful day, we're not scared.
Fans of the old school pals, will have plenty to marvel at in Dyson and Nyman’s Ghost Stories, a joint love of horror films and American sideshows fuelling their début play.
They said: “As die-hard horror fans, we've dreamt of doing a show like this since we first met each other at the age of 15. We are incredibly excited at the prospect of enthralling, thrilling and scaring people in the theatre, it really is a dream come true for us.”
Now then, we have two pairs of tickets to give away to the Saturday 13 Feb performance. Want them? To be in with a chance of winning, simply complete the missing word from the famous catchphrase of The League's Papa Lazarou, in the box below.
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