The Mortals in the House
October 2011
The Gaskell House, Machester
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. 

 

CAST

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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For the individual website of Katharine Armitage go to: www.karmitage.com