Project Description

I AIN’T AFRAID OF NO GHOST

This project is supported by
The National Lottery through Arts Council England

RURAL TOURING IN OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2019

A rural touring event arranged through Night Out Wales
Wed 16th Oct at 7pm
Gwynfe Community Hall
Gwynfe
SA19 9RD
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A rural touring event arranged through Night Out Wales
Thu 17th Oct at 7pm
Abermule Community Centre
Abermule
SY15 6ND
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A rural touring event arranged through Night Out Wales
Fri 18th Oct at 7pm
Canolfan Ceiriog Centre
Glyn Ceiriog
LL20 7HE
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SEE FULL TOURING DATES

The dead can scare us.
The dead can protect us.
Sometimes, the dead just want to steal our KitKats.

Back in 1986, an ordinary home in suburban Derby (on the edge of an abandoned graveyard) was the unlikely setting for some puzzling paranormal activity — and inspired by his favourite film, little Gareth became a self-appointed Ghostbuster to launch an investigation into his playful poltergeist.

Now, three decades later, with the help of old home videos and new interviews with his nearest and dearest, grown-up Gareth is determined to uncover what was really going on inside his very own haunted house.

Surrounded by shelves crammed with toys and tapes in a retro recreation of his original bedroom, Gareth’s about to channel the boy he once was to find out what made him the man he is today.

Join us for a nostalgic trip back to the 80s and a comic exploration of a childhood haunting where nothing is quite what it seems — all wrapped up in some formidable fashions and set to a cheese-tastic chart-topping soundtrack.

FOR I AIN’T AFRAID OF NO GHOST

Created and performed by | Gareth Nicholls and Philip Holyman

FOR LITTLE EARTHQUAKE

Co-Directors | Gareth Nicholls and Philip Holyman

Producer | Zoë Roberts
Board of Directors | Roisin Caffrey (Chair), Helen Dyke and Ellen O’Hara

A HUGE THANK YOU TO:

Arts Council England for supporting the creation of the show; Danny Warboys, Linda Muirhead, Phil Speck, David Crisp and Jayne Smith at the Department of Drama & Theatre Arts at the University of Birmingham; Barbara Nicholls and Nick Nicholls; Leanne McEvoy and Jackson McEvoy; Val Holyman and David Holyman; Ewan Kermode; Edward Crisp; Kay Wilton; Vita Fox; Debbie Kermode,Jo Carr and the team at mac birmingham; John Kirby and the team at Attenborough Arts Centre; Lauren Barkes-Nickolds and the team at Derby Theatre; Neil Reading and the team at Arena Theatre; John Laidlaw, Chris Davis and the team at Live & Local; Arts Alive; Arts In Rural Gloucestershire; Black Country Touring; National Rural Touring Forum; China Plate; Extant and Talking Birds for supporting increased access opportunities for audiences of this show; and all of the Rural Touring Promoters who have hosted the production.