Project Description

Little Earthquake’s recreation of a Victorian seance.

The Haunting Poster

THE HAUNTING

A LITTLE EARTHQUAKE PRODUCTION

Originally produced in association with
Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire
Highbury Hall, Birmingham
Leicester Guildhall, Leicestershire
Tutbury Castle, Staffordshire
The Molineux Hotel, Wolverhampton
Gainsborough Old Hall, Lincolnshire

The creation of The Haunting was funded by
ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND

And supported by
STAN’S CAFE & A. E. HARRIS

Set materials were supplied by
PATTERNS (DERBY) LTD

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Little Earthquake is leaving the safe confines of the theatre and invites you into the dark, enveloping shadows of England’s reputedly haunted halls, houses and hotels.

Have you ever wondered what it was like to attend a Victorian spirit séance? Heritage properties across the country will host an unforgettable theatrical event, an evening quite unlike anything you will ever have experienced before.

Our wealthy society hostess will receive you for drinks before she leads you through to the séance chamber to meet a celebrated medium of the age. But who will make their presence felt? Experience events as they unfold as a member of the gathering’s outer circle. Or perhaps you will be invited by the medium to join him at the séance table?

The spirits await your arrival for this fascinating exploration of these buildings’ secret histories.

Please note: The Haunting is a theatrical performance. No authentic mediumship will be attempted and no spirits will be intentionally contacted.

CAST (in order of appearance)

James Spencer, the footman | Philip Holyman
Rose Bennett, the maid | Natalie Wilson
Beatrice Gray, the hostess | Susan Jeffrey
Edwin Joseph, the medium | Gareth Nicholls

CREATIVE TEAM

Writer & Director | Gareth Nicholls
Deviser | Natalie Wilson
Deviser | Susan Jeffrey
Deviser & Script Consultant | Philip Holyman
Set Design & Construction | Nicholas Nicholls
Fabrics & Upholstery | Barbara Nicholls and Margaret Mortimer
Costume | Ruth Bagnall for Costumia

FOR LITTLE EARTHQUAKE

Co-Directors | Gareth Nicholls and Philip Holyman