Project Description

Join us for an intimate evening of gentle chills and pleasing terrors from some acknowledged masters of the macabre.

Spines Will Tingle Poster

SPINES WILL TINGLE

A LITTLE EARTHQUAKE PRODUCTION

Originally produced by
THE HAPPINESS PATROL

Originally commissioned by
RICHARD HAWLEY FOR THE 2009 LICHFIELD FESTIVAL
AND BY CHRISTOPHER TUCKLEY FOR THE YORK ARCHAEOLOGICAL TRUST

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Welcome to the quietly sinister world of the ghost story…

Take a trip to the hotel where withered hands shoot out of darkened doorways to snatch at passers-by, where rickety scarecrows lie chained to iron beds, and where unpleasant surprises lurk amongst the leaves at the bottom of a cup of tea…

Pop into the charming antique shops where old paintings and dolls’ houses can suddenly come to life… Or leaf through dusty books filled with shockingly lifelike pictures of hideous creatures, and with locks of hair pasted between the pages…

Walk through rose gardens and yew mazes where you may catch fleeting glimpses of their nightmarish inhabitants. But if you find buried crowns and broken whistles down on the beach, leave them well alone. They have probably been left there for a very good reason…

Join us for an intimate evening of gentle chills and pleasing terrors from some acknowledged masters of the macabre.

CAST

The Woman of the Snow by Lafcadio HearnDawn Butler
The Haunted Dolls’ House by M R JamesJayne Edwards
Lost Hearts by M R JamesPhilip Holyman
Rats by M R JamesPhilip Holyman
There Was A Man Dwelt By A Churchyard | Philip Holyman
In A Cup Of Tea by Lafcadio HearnPhilip Holyman
How He Left The Hotel by Louisa BaldwinPhilip Holyman
The Black Cat by Edgar Allan PoePhilip Holyman
A School Story by M R JamesTom McCarron
A Story Of A Disappearance And An Appearance by M R James | Rochi Rampal
The Mezzotint by M R JamesAdam Skerrett
The Reconciliation by Lafcadio HearnNatalie Wilson

CREATIVE TEAM

Director & Designer | Philip Holyman
Lighting & Sound Design | Gareth Nicholls
Set Construction | Nicholas Nicholls
Costume Design | Ruth Bagnall for Costumia
Latin Consultant | Dr. Christopher Tuckley PhD

FOR LITTLE EARTHQUAKE

Co-Directors | Gareth Nicholls and Philip Holyman