Carnacki the ghost finder will return

The original cast and producers of Audience with the Ghost Finder will reunite this October for a three-night run of the play, as part of the London Horror Festival. Watch this space for tickets.

The play’s premiere at the Wandsworth Arts Festival and Fringe 2013 marked the first on-stage appearance of Thomas Carnacki, the Edwardian investigator of the inexplicable created by William Hope Hodgson in the early twentieth century.

“[H]aving been raised on a diet of ’70s sci-fi and TV repeats of The Devil Rides Out, I had a whale of a time”, said Lauren Mooney, reviewing the show for A Younger Theatre.

Audience with the Ghost Finder will be at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden from 22 to 24 October 2013. Alexander Pankhurst (“an excellent fit for Carnacki” – Helen Gush, stage2page) and Ceridwen Smith (“faultless” – Deborah Klayman, The Public Reviews) will reprise their roles. Blackshaw Theatre Company (@BlackshawUpdate) will once again produce the play, with Artistic and Managing Director Ellie Pitkin (@elliepitkin) directing.

The London Horror Festival (@LndnHorrorFest) is an annual celebration of horror in the performing arts. Last year’s festival included brand new shows from the creators of Dark Tales, John Burn’s celebrated one-man exploration of the life of Aleister Crowley, the return of the Zombie Institute of Theoretical Studies and Carnival of Crows, fresh from storming the Edinburgh Fringe.

The Etcetera Theatre – one of London’s best-known pub theatres – has been playing host to the very best of the London Fringe since 1986.


About M. J. Starling

Writer, and host of the Schenectady Six-Pack podcast. Gave William Hope Hodgson's ghost-finder, Carnacki, his stage debut.



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