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Ghostly Christmas Advent Calendar

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre – closed under The Coronavirus Act 2020 enacted March 25 2020

This production was delivered across social media platforms – YouTube and FaceBook

December 1 – 24 2020

Ghostly Christmas Advent Calendar

Produced by Susanne Crosby from an idea by Guy Steddon.

CuratorGuy Steddon

PublicitySusanne Crosby

Poster DesignJudith Berrill

Opening & Closing CreditsPhil Nair Brown

Technical support, editing, social media fit-for-purposePhil Nair Brown

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“First Class”
– Barrie Jeram –


1 – Dan Dryer reads The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs – video link

2 – Anna Quick reads The Shadowby Edith Nesbit – video link

3 – Diane Robinson reads The Room in the Tower by E H Benson – video link

4 – Guy Steddon reads The Festival by H P Lovecraft – video link

5 – Suse Crosby reads The Mezzotint by M R James – video link

6 – Bob Ryder reads The Signal Man by Charles Dickens – video link

7 – Poems Selection Box 1 – video link
Suse Crosby recites The Witch by Mary Elisabeth Coleridge
Guy Steddon recites Antigonish by William Huges Means
Anna Quick recites All Hallows by Louise Elisabeth Glück
Claire Wiggins recites The Listeners by Walter de la Mare

8 – Sam Razavi reads The Horla by Guy de Maupassant – video link

9 – Jacqueline Harper reads Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Alan Poe – video link

10 – Luke Mepham reads The Box by S Crosby – video link

11 – Phil Nair-Brown reads The Boarded Window by Ambrose Bierce – video link

12 – Guy Steddon reads The Pale Man by Julius Long – video link

13 – Poems Selection Box 2 – video link
Victoria Storm recites From The Haunted Wood by Isaac McLellan
Peter Joyce recites El Dorado by Edgar Allan Poe
Hazel Starns recites A Chilly Night by Christina Rosetti
Ralph Dawes recites Hunting Of The Snark by Lewis Carol

14 – Anna Quick reads The View From The Hill by M R James – video link

15 – Victoria Storm reads Hagon by H P Lovecraft – video link

16 – Derek Fraser reads The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe – video link

17 – Phil Nair-Brown reads In the Court of the Dragon by Robert Chambers – video link

18 – Poems Selection Box 3 – video link
Victoria Storm recites Little Orphan Annie by James Whitcombe Riley
Amanda Dawes recites Spellbound by Emily Bronte
Hazel Starns recites Journey of the Magi by T S Eliot
– Mysterio recites A Timely Escape by Mysterio

19 – Sam Razavi reads Safe by S Crosby – video link

20 – Sarah Frost reads Smee by A M Burrage – video link

21 – Julian Batstone reads A Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe – video link

22 – Bob Ryder reads Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad by M R James – video link

23 – Suse Crosby reads The Tower by Marghanita Laski – video link

24 – Christmas Eve Selection Box – video link
Guy Steddon recites The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore : attrib
Sue Goble recites Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
Jacqueline Harper recites Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus by Viginia O’Hanlon & Frances Parcellus Church [featuring the voice of Merryn Steddon]