Ghostly going-on in Dickens’ classic

The Haunting
The Haunting

THE CHILLINGLY sinister adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic ghost story The Haunting returns to the Devonshire Park Theatre from October 1-6.

The cast features David Robb, direct from his starring role of Dr Clarkson in the award-winning ITV drama Downton Abbey, alongside James Roche, in this adaptation which coincides with Dickens 200th birthday year.

In an ancient, crumbling mansion, sheltering from the howling winds that tear across the surrounding desolate moorland; two men stumble across a dark and terrifying secret that will change their lives forever.

When a young book dealer, David Filde, is employed by a former associate of his uncle to catalogue an impressive library, he finds an incredible array of rare and antiquated books.

But as a series of strange and unexplained events conspire to keep him from his work, he realises that if he is to convince his sceptical employer that the mysterious phenomena he is experiencing are real, they must journey together to the very edge of terror, and beyond, to discover the source of the ghostly night-time visitations.

In addition to his role in the ever-popular Downton Abbey, David Robb has also starred in I Claudius and Monarch of the Glen, film roles include Young Victoria and Elizabeth The Golden Age. James Roache has featured in TV dramas including Cold Blood and Rise of the Footsoldier.

His recent work includes Coronation Street as James Cunningham, on-screen grandson of Ken Barlow, who is played by his real life father William Roache.

Evening performances are at 7.45pm, with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm.

Tickets cost from £13.50-£21, call 412000.