Audience with the Ghost Finder, my debut stage play, will premier in May 2013 as part of the Wandsworth Arts Festival.
This unsettling fireside tale is also the stage debut of Carnacki, the ghost finder – the laconic investigator of ab-natural spiritual manifestations created by William Hope Hodgson in the early twentieth century. With a head full of esoteric lore and an array of quasi-steampunk anti-haunting apparatus, including his iconic Electric Pentacle, Carnacki is Sherlock Holmes meets the Ghostbusters – or the Scooby Gang.
The story of the play is original, but weaves together a collage of characters, settings, and concepts from public domain works by Hodgson and H. P. Lovecraft.
It will appear as part of a double bill with London Pride, a brand new play by Katie McCullough (I Still Get Excited When I See A Ladybird, Theatre503). Both plays will be produced by Blackshaw Theatre (Gormenghast: Titus Groan, Actors’ Church).
Wandsworth Council says that “Wandsworth Arts Festival is a time to be inspired by our neighbours, excited by new work, and proud to be part of Wandsworth.” The 2013 Festival will take place from 3 to 19 May.
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