Is Stevenage’s Lytton Theatre haunted?
- Credit: Supplied by Carol Lee
There will be some spooky goings-on at a Stevenage theatre when the curtain rises on a new play.
Newly formed drama company Unity Players of Hertfordshire presents Haunted Theatres LIVE as a guest production at The Lytton Theatre in Vardon Road later this month.
Written by Carol Lee-Brown, the play is about a small, independent paranormal investigation company, who have conducted several ‘live TV’ broadcasts in haunted theatres over the years.
This time, they have come to The Lytton Theatre in Stevenage.
Carol said: “I got the idea for the play when I joined The Lytton Theatre, and was told by several people that it could possibly be haunted.
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“Being interested in the paranormal world myself, the idea of writing a play about a live TV broadcast and all the production side to it, when the cameras are not rolling, quickly came to me, and Haunted Theatres LIVE was born.
“With the director Slava Budin-Jones, and the cast we personally asked to play the roles, the words of mine are truly lifted from the page and the characters are brought to life.”
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The theatre ‘owner’ has invited ‘The Team’ to conduct a paranormal investigation, to see if the tales of it being haunted are in fact true.
What happens during the live broadcast, on and off screen, is played out for the audience to see as and when it happens.
Carol added: “It is a very technical play to produce, with videos being shown.
“It even has its own theme tune and title sequence.
“The play is more than just action on the stage. As soon as the audience walks through the doors, they are ‘in’ the play.”
Haunted Theatres LIVE is for entertainment purposes only, and is not a true paranormal investigation.
The play will have intermittent moments of flashing lights, loud sounds and raised voices.
It is not suitable for young children and those of a nervous disposition.
Haunted Theatres LIVE runs from Thursday, February 22 to Saturday, February 24, at 7.45pm each night.
Proceeds from these dates will go towards the venue’s new theatre fund.
Further details of the project can be found on The Lytton Players’ website at www.lyttonplayers.co.uk
• Tickets can be bought online at http://hauntedtheatreslive.co.uk