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The Haunting of Blaine Manor | Tyne Theatre & Opera House

The celebrated chiller and most talked about haunter since The Woman in Black is coming to the Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle, a beautiful – and haunted – theatre.

Horror is a Place. England, 1953.

Renowned American parapsychologist Doctor Roy Earle, famous for discrediting hauntings and exposing fake mediums, is invited to attend a seance in what is said to be the most haunted building in England, Blaine Manor. Even the locals won’t set foot there, as all who walk within those grounds will be cursed.

But his arrival at the manor has awoken something horrific within the walls. As a raging storm closes off Blaine Manor from the outside world, Earle and the others find that what is waiting there is not nearly as horrific as what has entered with him…

Written and directed by Joe O’Byrne, in the spirit of M R James, England’s most accomplished ghost story writer (Casting the Runes, Whistle and I’ll Come To You My Lad) and with a nod to the classic black and white films of Columbia Pictures, Metro Goldwyn Mayor, Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox. Joe O’Byrne’s award winning production leaves behind the modern world of his critically acclaimed Tales from Paradise Heights series of plays and films for his first period piece. Featuring a firecracker cast of Peter Slater, Jo Haydock, James Allen, Andrew Yates, Ed Barry and Joe O’Byrne, the play features an original chilling sound design created for the play a and haunting title theme by Justin Wetherill.

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