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Preview: Book of Darkness & Light at Washington & Hexham

Three chilling tales.
Two ghostly performers.
One thrilling night.

The Book of Darkness & Light
Wednesday 6th December 2017
Hexham Queen's Hall Arts Centre

Thursday 14th December 2017
Washington Arts Centre, Washington

Having already thrilled over 1,500 people in Leeds’ oldest church as part of Light Night and gone on to play many sold-out dates in their 2016 tour, gothic storytelling show The Book of Darkness & Light will embark upon a four month national tour from September 2017.

“Legend has it that many years ago a book of terrifying tales was found. Now, you are invited to discover the secrets of The Book of Darkness & Light… if you dare.”

The Book of Darkness & Light is a new storytelling experience from writer Adam Z. Robinson and musician Ben Styles. Using a combination of original ghost stories and live violin music, the performances are spooky, mesmerising and charming. Each show includes some short, local ghost stories and legends specific to the location.

With the ancient book in hand, The Storyteller tells three chilling tales as The Musician fills the room with a beautiful, haunting score. The stories range from moving to macabre: In Plagued, a cruel politician gets his comeuppance when he returns home one wintery night. In Girl, Dancing an ageing stage star becomes jealous of her step-daughter’s fame, making a ghastly decision to get her out of the picture. In The Bonehouse, a historian comes face-to-face with the gruesome history of an abandoned village lock-up.

Kicking off in September, at The Dukes, Lancaster with three shows over two days (20-21 Sept), The Book of Darkness & Light tour is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

Written and performed by Adam Z. Robinson
Music composed and performed by Ben Styles
Dramaturgy by Dick Bonham
Lighting and technical design by Aly Howe
Produced by LittleMighty

The Book of Darkness & Light is suitable for ages 14+


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