See a chilling double bill at Derby Theatre

Middle Ground Theatre Company Ltd is to presenting a ghostly double bill at Derby Theatre.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 13th January 2015, 8:26 am

Classic Ghosts can be seen at the city centre venue until Saturday, January 17, and stars Jack Shepherd (Wycliffe) with Terrence Hardiman (The Demon Headmaster).

This is a lavish new production of two spine-tingling masterpieces.

The Signalman, by Charles Dickens, is adapted by Francis Evelyn.

Set in 1880, this is Dickens’s exquisitely unnerving tale of a tormented signalman who is haunted by visions of impending disaster on his

isolated stretch of line. Can a well-meaning traveller, who chances upon the lonely signal box while out walking, calm the man’s fears before he spirals into self-destruction?

Also to be performed is Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad, by M.R.James, adapted by Margaret May Hobbs.

M.R. James was a master teller of the creepy ghost story.

This is the story of Professor Parkins, a Cambridge academic on an out-of-season holiday at a bleak English east coast hotel in 1907.

At an old graveyard near a deserted beach, he finds an old bone whistle.

On cleaning it, he discovers the inscription: Quis est iste qui venit (“Who is this who is coming?”).

Blowing the whistle he awakens a disturbing supernatural force.

A terrifying ordeal follows and though his scepticism tries to dismiss his unearthly encounters, his eyes and ears cannot…

Tickets to see to see these two spinechilling tales are £9.50 - £25.50, with concession and group rates available.

For more information and to book tickets, you can call the box office at Derby Theatre on 01332 593939 or go online at