— Blackshaw (@BlackshawUpdate) March 8, 2013
That’s right, Audience with the Ghost Finder has a cast. Playing Thomas Carnacki, the ghost finder, we have Alexander Pankhurst:
Things not to scream when you leave Dr’s after a blood test. “SHE LIKES THE TASTE! SHE LIKES THE TASTE!”
— Alexander Pankhurst (@APankhurst) March 4, 2013
Alex read Carnacki when I first started trying out drafts of the play at Blackshaw’s New Writing Nights, so he’s been living with the character for something like a year. You might have seen him as Dr Prunesquallor in Blackshaw’s production of Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast: Titus Groan last April.
And playing Carnacki’s compatriot Dodgson, Carnacki’s haughty client Judith Allenby, and Mrs Allenby’s cursed daughter Florence, we have Ceridwen Smith:
Nice lady just woke me up in time for the right train stop…because she saw my I Love Forest Hill bag!! @fhsoc
— Ceridwen Smith (@CeridwenSmith) December 11, 2012
Ceridwen played Lady Fuchsia Groan in Blackshaw’s Gormenghast: Titus Groan. She looked like she was having great fun with Dodgson and Mrs A in her audition, and I can’t wait to see her take on Florence.