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The Spirit Whistle - A Christmas Ghost Show
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Following last year's sell out production of ‘Exceptional Mysteries’, Iron Moon Arts return to the stage with ‘The Spirit Whistle', a chilling ghost show for Christmas at Tiverton’s Oak Room from Wednesday 7th to Saturday 17th December 2016.
Ghost puppetry, comedy, film and exceptional physical theatre skills will make The Spirit Whistle a thrilling experience for theatre-goers ages 10 and upwards. Full of surprise, fear and enchantment all played out in Tiverton's most exciting and haunted 19th century venue, The Oak Rooms.
Inspired by M. R. James’ classic ghost story ‘Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad’, his supernatural tales were intended to be read aloud, making them popular Christmas ghost stories.
Writer and director of The Spirit Whistle, Matthew Lawrenson said:
“We have sought to honour the much loved ghost story by M. R. James and combine it with myths and folklore of our Devon landscape. In our production, the growing tension of the tale, as told by a cast of five, is twinned with exploring how horror and humour can be used in relation to the element of surprise. This will makes it very rewarding for the audience.
It is physical comedy with a dark edge and uses multi-media and unique ecto-plasmic ghost puppets to create a high impact and entertaining re-enchantment of this classic Christmas ghost story.”
M.R. James (1862-1936) has influenced countless writers and is arguably the finest ghost-story writer England has ever produced. Ruth Rendell once said of the author: ‘There are some authors one wishes one had never read in order to have the joy of reading them for the first time. For me, M.R. James is one of these’.
Tickets are also available from Busy Bee, High Street, Tiverton - open 6am - 5.30pm Monday to Saturday.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Only over 18's can buy alcohol at the bar and ID may be required. Suitable for over 10's.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is no parking at the venue but there is street parking and various car parks within a few minutes walk - West Exe and Market. More information about car parks can be found on Mid Devon District Council’s website: https://www.middevon.gov.uk/residents/car-parking/tiverton-car-parks/
Are there any access restrictions?
The Secret Garden Room is accessed by a spiral staircase and The Oak Room is accessed by 4 external steps.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please do not bring your own food and drink. These will be available at the event from our cafe. Let us know if you have special dietary requirements by emailing email@example.com.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org