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Including non-traditional venues, spooky pubs, churches & museums.

HighTide today announces a further 12 venues for the East of England tour of Ghost Stories by Candlelight to include performances at non-traditional theatre spaces including atmospheric pubs, churches, and museums aiming to preserve and celebrate the tradition of storytelling in these buildings.

HighTide’s first tour under new Artistic Director Clare Slater, which begins previews on 13 October at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, will now conclude at the Station Pub, Framlingham on 12 November, before a London run at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe from 23 -25 November.

The East of England has a large rural population, with the percentage of those living in rural areas in Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, and Norfolk all approaching 50%, and public transportation links lacking outside of the larger towns and cities. HighTide aims to reach these rural areas with this extension, by touring new writing directly to the local communities. Presenting a modern twist on the ghost stories genre, traditionally strong in East Anglia, in historic and community spaces convenient for audiences who are less able to attend traditional theatre venues.

Clare Slater, Artistic Director of HighTide said,”This production is now not only playing mainstage theatre spaces in cities across the East of England, but also visiting gloriously spooky non-theatre spaces in towns and villages too. From pubs in Manningtree, Framlingham and Woodbridge, to museums in Leiston, Thetford and Stowmarket – and more besides. It seems fitting that we are upholding the tradition of telling ghostly stories by bringing this dramatic evening of contemporary retellings to audiences, wherever they live, across the whole of East Anglia.”

GHOST STORIES BY CANDLELIGHT: East of England tour, 13 October – 12 November

Written by Kelly Jones, Shamser Sinha and Nicola Werenowska

With music and songs composed by Georgia Shackleton

Directed by Elayce Ismail

Tickets & Further Information: Ghost Stories by Candlelight | HighTide