Wednesday, 14 January 2015

January 14th 2015

We've just been asked if we might give a mention for the events concerned:

The Courtyard Herefordshire's Centre for the Arts - Edgar Street Hereford HR4 9JR. The Courtyard Box Office: 01432 340 555. 


‘The Signalman’ By Charles Dickens and ‘Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad’ By M.R.James.

Jack Shepherd (Wycliffe)
Terrence Hardiman (The Demon Headmaster, Cadfael)
Dicken Ashworth (Coronation St/Emmerdale) 

Middle Ground Theatre Company presents a lavish new production of two spine-tingling masterpieces.

The Signalman

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Francis Evelyn

Set in 1880, this is Dickens’ exquisitely unnerving tale of a tormented signalman who is haunted by visions of impending disaster on his isolated stretch of line. Can a well meaning traveller, who chances upon the lonely signal box while out walking, calm the man’s fears before he spirals into self destruction?

Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad

By M.R.James
Adapted by Margaret May Hobbs

M.R. James was a master teller of the creepy ghost story. This is the story of Professor Parkins, a Cambridge academic on an out-of-season holiday at a bleak English east coast hotel in 1907. At an old graveyard near a deserted beach he finds an old bone whistle. On cleaning it, he discovers the inscription: Quis est iste qui venit (“Who is this who is coming?”). Blowing the whistle he awakens a disturbing supernatural force. A terrifying ordeal follows and though his scepticism tries to dismiss his unearthly encounters, his eyes and ears cannot …

Wed 11 – Sat 14 Feb, 730pm
Thursday & Saturday matinees 2pm