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New Theatre
Park Place
Cardiff
South Glamorgan
CF10 3LN

Tel: +44 (0)29 2087 8889

A brand new double presentation of spine-tingling stories.

Starring Jack Shepherd
Terence Hardiman
Dicken Ashworth
James Morley
Jenny-May Darcy
Greg Fitch

The Signalman
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Francis Evelyn
Designed and directed by Michael Lunney

Set in 1880, this is Dickens' exquisitely unnerving tale of a tormented signalman who is haunted by visions of impending disaster on his isolated stretch of line. Can a well meaning traveller, who chances upon the lonely signal box while out walking, calm the man's fears before he spirals into self destruction…?

Oh, Whistle, and I'll Come To You, My Lad
By M.R. James
Adapted by Margaret MayHobbs
Designed and directed by Michael Lunney

M.R. James was a master teller of the creepy ghost story. This is the story of Professor Parkins, a Cambridge academic on an out of season holiday at a bleak English east coast hotel in 1907. At an old graveyard near a deserted beach he finds an old bone whistle. On cleaning it, he discovers the inscription:Quis est iste qui venit ("Who is this who is coming?"). Blowing the whistle he awakens a disturbing supernatural force. A terrifying ordeal follows and though his scepticism tries to dismiss his unearthly encounters, his eyes and ears cannot …

Award-winning veteran actor Jack Shepherd has a long and distinguished career in film, television and on stage. His awards include a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award, a Plays and Players London Critics' Award,and a Time Out Award. He is probably best known for his portrayal of Detective Superintendent Charles Wycliffe in the television series Wycliffe. He is joined by Terrence Hardiman (The Demon Headmaster, Cadfael), Dicken Ashworth (Coronation Street, Emmerdale) and a full supporting cast.

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