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18/09/2020

Spooky March at Wolsey


The New Wolsey Theatre is looking forward to a spooky start to March with an adaption of Susan Hill’s The Mist In The Mirror, running from Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th March.

Adapted by Ian Kershaw, from author Susan Hill’s novel, The Mist in the Mirror, this is a tense and atmospheric new production with visual theatre innovators imitating the dog creating an unsettling ethereal atmosphere both on stage and off.  An unsettling ghost story in the mould of Hill’s chilling West End smash hit The Woman in Black, The Mist in the Mirror is staged as if audiences are eavesdroppers to a fireside ghost story in the manner of the master of the classic English ghost story writer, M.R. James.

Mr James Monmouth has spent most of his life travelling, following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, the explorer Conrad Vane.  Returning to the England he left as a five year old orphan, Sir James is determined to discover more, not just about his origins but also about the early life of Vane.  Warned against pursuing this quest, Sir James becomes ever more determined to unravel the mysteries of the past.  But who is the mysterious pale, thin little boy who haunts his every step?

Imitating the dog has recently toured an adaption of Ernest Hemmingway’s A Farewell to Arms to venues across the UK and Italy, including the New Wolsey.  Other productions include Hound of the Baskervilles, 2012 and The Life and Times of Mitchell and Kenyon.

Writer Ian Kershaw’s television credits include Shameless, Holby City, Casualty, Doctors and Eastenders.  As a playwright, his plays Union Street (Coliseum, 2007), Get Ken Barlow (Watford Palace Theatre, 2005) and he won the Royal Exchange Theatre’s Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting with Candyland in 2005.

In addition to the show, join the Wolsey for a Guided Walk on Saturday 7th March at 11am – A Horrible History of Ipswich, provided by the Ipswich Tourist Guides Association. Take a walk on the dark side; hear tales of murder and execution, ghosts and witchcraft, cruelty and disease. Your ticket to the walk includes a buffet lunch at the New Wolsey Theatre.

Tickets are on sale now and can be booked through the Tickets Sales Team by calling 01473 295900 or by booking online at www.wolseytheatre.co.uk

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