Are you a fan of scary stories?

Do you love a spin-tingling horror that leaves you truly terrified?

Are you brave enough for GHOST STORIES at the Sydney Opera House?

Don’t say we didn’t warn you…

GHOST STORIES, seen by over 450,000 people worldwide, the smash hit West End play, is now re-invented, re-designed and reborn for its Australian debut.  A truly terrifying theatrical experience that is not for the faint hearted will play at the Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House from TONIGHT 8 July to Saturday 15 August 2015.

Written by the masters of the macabre, Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentleman) and Andy Nyman (writer of the Derren Brown shows & as an actor best known as ‘Howard’ in Death at a Funeral); Ghost Stories mixes the very best of theatre with all the thrills of a great horror film, taking you on a chilling journey that you’ll never forget.

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The Director of Ghost Stories and a huge fan of the horror genre is British born creative director Peter J Snee.  Both his interest and experience lie in high visual theatre and following the success of his production of Houdini (UK and Ireland tour) Peter also developed a keen interest in the art of illusion design.  For Sydney Opera House season Peter has assembled an all-Australian cast including Tim Franklin, John Gregg Lynden Jones, Aleks Mikić and Ben Wood.

Ghost Stories was originally produced by the Liverpool Playhouse & Lyric Hammersmith (UK) before transferring to London’s West End. This production has since been spooking theatre goers in Toronto, Moscow and it’s now Sydney’s turn to laugh and scream in equal measures.

One of ‘Ghost Stories’ most remarkable achievements, is that despite nearly half a million people seeing the play, details of its plot and storyline are shrouded in secrecy. There’s only one way to know what it’s about…and that is to see it for yourself.

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Warning: Please be advised that whilst free of blood and gore, Ghost Stories contains moments of extreme shock and tension. The play is unsuitable for anyone under the age of 15. We strongly advise those of a nervous disposition and any other medical conditions to carefully consider their decision to attend.

 

‘For 80 interval-free minutes the tension is ratcheted up with great skill and some stunning coups de theatre.  If you don’t leave the theatre feeling shaken, stirred and thoroughly entertained I applaud you for having nerves of steel’ – Daily Telegraph

‘A supremely entertaining thrill-ride’ – City AM

‘Stage magic and humour of the blackest kind’ – Times Literary Supplement

‘An immaculately crafted evening of entertainment – you’ll have a scream’ – Time Out – Critics’ Choice

‘A pant-wetter of a night. It’s terrifying’ – Daily Mail

‘They tease, making us wait on the edge of our seat, hearts in mouths, gripping whatever and whoever we can.’ – Official London Theatre Guide

‘Hugely entertaining piece of theatre’ – The Stage

‘Genuine scary fun’ Sunday Times

www.sydneyoperahouse.com/ghoststories

 

Venue:                        Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Season:                      Wednesday 8 July – Saturday 15 August

Previews:                   Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 July       

Opening Night:         Monday 13 July 8pm

Times:                        Monday – Saturday 8pm | Thursday & Saturday 2pm

Prices:                        Standard $75-$85 | Concession $55-$85 | Groups 8+ $65-$75

Bookings:                  sydneyoperahouse.com or 9250 7777

2 Responses

  1. Charles Gregory

    Ghost Stories is a successful British show written by two talented writers. Unfortunately the Creative Director, Peter Snee, is far from this.
    Although touting himself as a professional at staging productions his most recent creative rolls include:
    HOUDINI TOUR (three locations in the UK) – very unsuccessful & flopped at each location.
    http://www.thepublicreviews.co

    YORKSHIRES MAGICAL WINTERLAND. Christmas event promising the magic of a fairy tale Christmas. Closed after 4 days owing £100,000s after public complaints & media backlash. He left the country soon after.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/………
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/…/uk-en……
    A big gamble for the Opera House’s reputation, unless they did not know about all of this (But then again, why would he tell them???)

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  2. Charles Gregory

    Ghost Stories is a successful British show written by two talented writers. Unfortunately the Creative Director, Peter Snee, is far from this.
    Although touting himself as a professional at staging productions his most recent creative rolls include:
    HOUDINI TOUR (three locations in the UK) – very unsuccessful & flopped at each location.
    http://www.thepublicreviews.com/houdini-grand-theatre-blackpool/

    YORKSHIRES MAGICAL WINTERLAND. Christmas event promising the magic of a fairy tale Christmas. Closed after 4 days owing £100,000s after public complaints & media backlash over its lack of creativity. He left the country within days.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2871370/New-winter-blunderland-tourist-attraction-closes-day-following-barrage-complaints-parents.html
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-30448215

    A big gamble for the Opera House’s reputation, unless they did not know about all of this (But then again, why would he tell them???)

    Reply

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