The Haunting of Hill House
2nd - 7th March 2020
ABOUT THE PLAY
A classic horror tale adapted for the stage.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PLAY IS NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED!
Written by Shirley Jackson
Adapted by F. Andrew Leslie
Directed by Penny Hill
A chilling and mystifying study in mounting terror in which a small group of psychically receptive people are brought together in Hill House, a brooding, mid-Victorian mansion known as a place of evil and contained ill will. Led by the learned Dr Montague, who is conducting research into supernatural phenomena, the visitors have come to probe the secrets of the old house and draw forth the mysterious powers which it is alleged to possess - powers which have brought madness and death to those who have lived there in the past.
Tickets available online.
Tickets on Sale from TIC 01395 445275 from 10th February.
Box Office - Judith Stewart-Young
So how do you go about putting a horror play together- without it being cheesy.
First you need a stellar cast - tick
Second you need an amazing set building team - tick.
Finally you need a very talented and patient tech and backstage team - tick.
I couldn't have put this production together without the help of the many people who volunteer their time, simply for the pleasure of it and I can't thank you enough.
Now let's see if we can give you a little scare - all for the fun of it of course!
It's me again! This time with my Chairman hat on. Let's begin with Happy New Year - if we are still allowed to say that? Either way it is great to see you at the Playhouse for our first production of 2020.
As you will have read above, I stuck myself back in the Director's chair for 'The Haunting of Hill House', and it has been a pleasure working with some new members both on and off the stage, as well as our returning actors and crew.
There is a lot planned this year, including our attempt to retain our winning title at the All England Theatre Festival in just a few weeks time. You should be able to see some info about what is coming up on the flyers on your seats.
With so much going on, I feel I should reiterate how much fun we have as a group. Our membership is full of people of all age ranges and from all walks of life. We all get involved in different parts, tasks and activities in the group, but above all we are a wonderfully friendly and safe place to come and socialise. Our door are open to everyone and we would love for you to come and join us. If you are interested there there are membership forms available from the box office, or on our website www.saltertondrama.co.uk. Alternatively come and have a chat with me and I can tell you what a fabulous group of people I have the honour of being friends with.
But now it is time to sit back and be prepared to be scared!