Haunting Morecambe's Platform

Published: 3 October 2021
Reporter: David Upton

The Haunting of Blaine Manor

Halloween comes early to Morecambe Platform on October 27 with The Haunting of Blaine Manor.

It’s a play by Bolton-based writer/director Joe O'Byrne, well known for his series of films and plays, Tales from Paradise Heights.

The Haunting of Blaine Manor is a period piece set in 1953 paying homage to black and white ghost stories that featured the likes of Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Peter Lorre; and to M R James, England's greatest ghost story writer.

American parapsychologist Doctor Roy Earle, famous for discrediting hauntings and exposing fake mediums, is invited to attend a seance in what is said to be the most haunted building in England. Even the locals won’t set foot in the place.

The production has won acclaim elsewhere and been described as the new The Woman in Black or in the style of Agatha Christie.