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Dark Tales in Winter is the Arena Theatre’s annual festive performance in partnership with Beautiful Shadows Theatre Company. Adapted by Matt Beames and Hannah Torrance who are two contemporary playwrights, Dark Tales in Winter brings two classic Victorian ghost stories to the stage, brought to life by two talented performers for an evening of entertainment at Christmas time.
In line with the inclusive policy of the Arena Theatre, Dark Tales in Winter performances are always audio described and BSL-intepreted, ensuring they are accessible to all.
Since 2019, the Arena Theatre and Beautiful Shadows have adapted the following ghost stories for the stage:
The Signal-Man by Charles Dickens
The Open Door by Charlotte Riddell
The Shadow by E. Nesbit
The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe
Lost Hearts by M. R. James
In the Séance Room by Lettice Galbraith