As Halloween slowly creeps up on Merseyside, the Everyman & Playhouse have a ghoulish offering of spine tingling theatre for fear fans and thrill seekers.
The Playhouse’s own resident ghosts will be joined by zombies, ghouls and things that go bump in the night in a spine-tingling series of horror. At the Everyman, the Bistro plays host to a supernatural summoning this Halloween… and a curly blow to die for.
From 11-16 November Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein visits as part of the current autumn season at the Playhouse. Adapted for the stage by Doctor Who writer Rona Munro, the production puts Mary Shelley at the heart of the tale as she wrestles with her creation and the stark realities facing revolutionary young women, then and now.
In spring 2020, Ghost Stories – the supernatural sensation by Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson – makes its return to Liverpool from 31 March to 4 April. The production had pulses racing in 2010 when it celebrated its world premiere at the Playhouse and returns to terrify audiences once again.
The supernatural also takes centre stage in Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story The Woman in Black. Having entered its 30th year in the West End, the spine tingling drama visits the Playhouse from 27 January to 1 February.
Remixing what is considered the forerunner for all modern zombie films, an exciting stage adaptation of Night of the Living Dead will visit the Playhouse from 18-22 February. Using stage and camera, innovative theatre company Imitating the Dog (Heart of Darkness, 2019), will recreate a unique shot-for-shot modern stage version of George A Romero’s 1968 film. Night of the Living Dead: Remix is a white knuckle production and a love song to a screen classic.
In the Everyman Bistro this Halloween, Filla Crack is back to give us all a fright at Halloween Drag Cabaret on Saturday 2 November… if you catch her without face on that is. Filla has finally shook off that Liverpool Pride hangover to celebrate Halloween in style, with the help of her mates Feminista and The Wicked Pitches.
On Friday 1 November, masters of the mysterious DBY Interactive bring Season of the Witch – the latest in their series of immersive murder mystery dining experiences at the Everyman. Join them to witness a revered and powerful cult leader return from the dead… using the supernatural power of Hope Street.
Tickets for all shows are on sale now, with the exception of Night of The Living Dead: Remix, which goes on public sale on Thursday 14 November. For more information and to book tickets, visit www.everymanplayhouse.com/whats-on or call Box Office on 0151 709 4776.