|Karen Henson as Jenny Markham in The Red Room.|
Preview: The Red Room at South Shields Customs House
GOTHIC STORY WILL SEND SHIVERS UP THE SPINE THIS HALLOWEEN
The Red Room
Rumpus Theatre Company is back at The Customs House this Halloween with a spine-chilling new play based on a classic ghost story.
The Red Room, based on a short story of the same name by The War of the Worlds writer HG Wells, will keep audiences on the edge of their seat on Tuesday, October 31.
The play is written by Karen Henson, who also plays the lead role of Jenny Markham, who spends a night alone in an apparently haunted room.
Director John Goodrum said: “The play throws all the classic ingredients in the air to create an edge-of-your-seat, up-to-the-minute take on HG Wells’ original tale. It’s very much in the mould of last year’s gripping
BBC series The Living and the Dead, with a few elements of Most Haunted
thrown in for good measure. It’s a familiar scenario, but the outcome is
totally unexpected and utterly terrifying!”
Karen has appeared in numerous theatre productions on tour and in the
following training at the . Her most
recent appearance for Rumpus was as Irene
Adler in the 2014 tour of Sherlock
Holmes – The Scandal of the Scarlet Woman. The Red
Room was written by HG Wells in 1894 and first published in 1896. Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
An unnamed protagonist chooses to spend the night in an allegedly haunted room in
determined to disprove the legends surrounding it. Lorraine Castle
Initially confident, the narrator becomes increasingly uneasy in the room.
Ray Spencer, executive director of The Customs House, said: “Rumpus have been coming to us for many years with their spooky autumn productions. They never disappoint and it’s an added bonus that this year we have them on Halloween night.”
The show starts at and is recommended for ages 12 and above.
Tickets are £13, or £12 concessions and £11 for Friends of The Customs House. Contact the box office on (0191) 454 1234 or book online at www.customshouse.co.uk.