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Theatre @ The Swan - The Dead, Live

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OL4 4LY

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THEATRE @ THE SWAN

Lees' most salubrious public house, The Swan, is proud to present an exciting night of theatre. Warm up a cold January Thursday with an eerie ghost story from a local writer.

Literally, haunting… Fantastic.” – Ed Fortune, Starburst

THE DEAD, LIVE

Written by Daniel Thackeray

Directed by Alex Shepley

Scytheplays Ltd, acclaimed for Manchester productions such as The Ballad of Halo Jones and Simon Clark’s Hotel Midnight, gives a special one-off performance of The Dead, Live for The Swan.

Lawrence Dodds (Howard Whittock) is a popular psychic entertainer who thinks he knows all there is to know about the world of Spirit… and, most importantly, knows that he’s a fake. When his team is joined by enthusiastic young actress Rachael Connor (Carly Tarett) for the latest date in his tour, it looks like it’s going to be just another night of cold-reading the gullible punters. But what Lawrence doesn’t realise is that the world of Spirit has a shock in store for him.

With gripping performances, sardonic humour, and specially-composed music from local tunesmith PH Fry, The Dead, Live is a chilling drama proudly inspired by the classic ghost stories of literature and TV, but with a thoroughly theatrical spin.

“This tale is more than a match for any stage… Howard Whittock is so convincing as Lawrence, it’s hard not to wonder if he really can speak to the dead!” – Andrew Riley, Quays News

“A nervy experience for those of a delicate disposition… quite terrifying… delivers a heck of a sting.” – Brian Gorman, Fictionmaker

“A fine, tense, old-school ghost story” – Steve Balshaw, Grimmfest

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=PNHny-47DVE

For more information on Scytheplays Ltd, visit: scytheplays.blogspot.co.uk

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