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November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm£18
The Athenaeum is delighted to welcome back ArtsGroupie CIC, to perform their new production of the Charles Dickens classic – The Signalman.
A ghostly figure has visited the signalman twice already, each time preceding a terrible disaster. When the apparition appears for the third time, it’s up to the signalman to decode its meaning and prevent another catastrophe.
Enjoy a gripping slice of gothic horror from Charles Dickens, regarded as the greatest horror story ever written.
In the tradition of classic oral storytelling, a lantern and two players is all that is needed to tell the spine tingling tale of the Signalman.
“The Signalman is a powerful and haunting story about survivor’s guilt and isolation – something we believe will be of striking relevance to our audience following the pandemic. Our inability to control events around us can be more frightening than any ghost, as Dickens knew well. He wrote from experience, a survivor of the Staplehurst railway disaster – events that both inspired and haunted the author.”
Reception drinks will be served at 7:00pm (Club wine or soft drink).
The performance will start at 8:00pm sharp, admittance may not be possible after this time.
Book your place now via the Members’ Area or through the Concierge.