The Ghost of a Smile

Friday 17th June, 2022 - The Ghost of a Smile

Two Dickens ghost stories with a comic twist.

Adapted & Directed by Gavin Robertson

Performed by Nicholas Collett

Tales with a tingle, but also a giggle! Two yarns to chill and charm! Stories with a shiver and a smile!

Like “The Woman in Black” – but funnier, with fewer people!

From the award-winning creators of “Spitfire Solo”, “Bond” and “Done To Death, By Jove!” comes a double-bill of Charles Dickens’ ghost stories – with a comic twist.

“The Queer Chair” (from “The Pickwick Papers”) tells the story of Tom Smart, who sheltering from a storm for the night, gets more than he bargained for - from a wizened and debauched piece of furniture!

“The Ghosts of The Mail”. After a well-lubricated party in the old town of Edinburgh, Jack Martin climbs into a compound containing the derelict skeletons of old coaches and falls asleep, whereupon he wakes as a passenger on an eighteenth-century mail coach, with three creepy companions.

“Robertson and Collett are exceptional!” Kansas City Star

”Compelling to watch…” The Guardian

Tickets available from Harbury Village Library and online.

More information and videos on the websites of Gavin Robertson and Nicholas Collett

This event is made possible by support from Live & Local and Arts Council England