Two into three ghost stories

David Upton

Two ghostly performers tell three chilling tales at The Dukes in Lancaster on September 20 and 21 as the theatre kicks off a national tour of the gothic storytelling show The Book of Darkness & Light.

Writer Adam Z Robinson and musician Ben Styles use original ghost stories and live violin music in this show which will include some short, local ghost stories and legends specific to Lancaster.

In Plagued, a cruel politician gets his comeuppance when he returns home one wintry night. In Girl, Dancing, an ageing stage star becomes jealous of her step-daughter’s fame, making a ghastly decision to get her out of the picture and in The Bonehouse, a historian comes face-to-face with the gruesome history of an abandoned village lock-up.

The Book of Darkness & Light is recommended for anyone aged 14 plus.