Spine-tingling tales of the supernatural from E.F. Benson’s brilliant collection of ghost stories, Night Terrors.
This is masterful storytelling from Gerard Logan, who from the deceptive comfort of an easy chair will transport you to a darker, more sinister world where the unexpected and the unexplainable will intrigue and disturb.
F. Benson is now most famous for his humorous series of novels exploring the world of Mapp and Lucia, but in the mid-twentieth century he was more renowned as the author of what he called “spook stories”. The tales are dramatic, haunting and hugely memorable.
Gerard Logan is widely acknowledged as an outstanding exponent of the solo performance. He won The Stage Newspaper’s “Best Solo Performer” Award at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival for his performance in Shakespeare’s great narrative poem “The Rape of Lucrece” which, alongside “Wilde Without the Boy” (Gareth Armstrong’s dramatisation of Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis) and “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” he is currently touring internationally. He won the “Best Actor” award at the 2014 Buxton Fringe Theatre Festival for his performance in “Wilde Without the Boy”.
Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he won the Bancroft Gold Medal, other credits include leading roles in TV, film, radio and classical and contemporary theatre roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company (where he received an Olivier Award).
Night Terrors is directed and dramatised by the award-winning Gareth Armstrong who has combined the roles of actor, director, writer and teacher throughout a career that has taken to him to more than 50 countries. He has been a member of the RSC, worked at Shakespeare’s Globe and in the West End. He has directed a wide repertoire of work all over the UK as well as in Europe and America.
Since his one-man show, ‘Shylock’, he has specialised in creating solo theatre pieces with other performers and playwrights, and has written a book on the subject – ‘So You Want To Do A Solo Show’ published by Nick Hern Books.