Ghost stories from Edith Nesbit

Baroque Theatre Company will be bringing the first ever national tour of Edith in the Dark to the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield, on October 5 at 7.30pm.

The play is based on the little-known ghost stories by poet and writer Edith Nesbit, author of some of the most famous children’s stories ever written including Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet and the much-loved The Railway Children – a book, it is said, Nesbit set around Strines Station and the railway line between Marple and New Mills in Derbyshire.

Admired by the great Noel Coward, Edith Nesbit also wrote adult books including four ghost stories which form the basis of this haunting evening of ghostly tales.

The drama takes place on Christmas Eve during a party hosted by her husband. Edith escapes to her attic writing room where she meets up with her housekeeper and a mysterious guest. She reads them a story, not one of her cherished children’s tales, but one of her terrifying early ghost stories. As the tales unfold it becomes clear all is not what it seems…Someone in the attic is hiding a deadly secret.

For tickets go to http://www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

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