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In 1850 Mrs Gaskell wrote in a letter: "And we've got a house. Yes! We really have. And if I had neither conscience or prudence I should be delighted, for it certainly is a beauty."
In 2012 Tea Break Theatre invited you to that same house, for an evening of ghost stories which will take you through the building where Elizabeth Gaskell's creations took their first tremulous steps. Both delightful and unnerving, from a French Chateau to Northumberland, these stories intertwine to form a haunting experience like no other.
STORYTELLER/HESTER - Fran Paterson
HENRY - Alex Thomas
LUCY/LOIS/MAUDE - Lucy Peacock
MARTHA/MISS FURNIVALL - Ella Burton
GISBORNE/LORD FURNIVALL - John Ashurt
THE DEMON/DOROTHY - Rachel Maby
BRIDGET/MRS STARK - Stephanie Stanway
ROSAMOND - Helly Main
SHEPHERD - Jonathan Ainscough
DIRECTORS - Jonathan Ainscough
& Katharine Armitage
PRODUCERS - Jonathan Ainscough
& Fran Paterson
WRITER - Katharine Armitage
MUSIC DIRECTORS - Jonathan Ainscough
& Alex Thomas
DESIGNER - Katherine Wilde
COMPOSER - Richard Aaron Davies
The Mortals in the House was a true collaboration. We joined with RE:sound who helped create the haunting music and worked closely with the Gaskell House to promote that amazing and neglected building. We hope to return one day to the now newly rennovated house for something a bit less eeire.
Fran Paterson as HESTER
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