The Haunting of Hill House

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

June 22, 23, 24, 25

The Haunting of Hill House

adapted by F Andrew Leslie
from the book by Shirley Jackson

Directed by Guy Steddon


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‘perhaps you could say some houses are born bad’

Hill House stands alone, holding darkness within; and whatever walked there … walked alone.

Paranormal Researcher, Dr Montague, rents the notorious Hill House for a summer of investigation and invites people whom he has chosen because of their experiences with supernatural occurrences, including the outgoing bohemian Theodora and shy timid Eleanor.

Together with Luke Sanderson, the heir to the house; they experience increasingly strange events: writing on the wall, whispers in the shadows. pounding at the doors and more. Eleanor, however, begins to experience phenomena to which the others are oblivious and slowly she begins to unravel …

Adapted by F. Andrew Leslie, with her blessing, from her celebrated 1959 novel of the same name, Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House is proclaimed by Stephen King as “the scariest ghost story of all time”.

 

Cast

Rose Shaw – Eleanor Vance

Lorena Di Bitonto – Mrs Dudley

Naomi Dasilva Perez – Theodora

Guy Steddon – Dr John Montague

Luke Mepham – Luke Sanderson

Nicola Russell – Mrs Montague

John Garland – Arthur Parker