The Haunting of Blaine Manor

@ Tyne Theatre & Opera House

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01 October 2020

Winner of the Salford Star ‘Best Play of the Year Award’, The Haunting of Blaine Manor, is coming to Tyne Theatre & Opera House on Thursday 1st October 2020.

After the spectacular success of last year’s tour, the most talked about haunter since The Woman in Black, is back on tour.

Written and directed by Joe O’Byrne, The Haunting of Blaine Manor leaves behind the modern world of O’Byrne’s critically acclaimed Tales from Paradise Heights series of plays and films.

Set in England 1953 at what is said to be the most haunted building in England, a building with a horrific history, Blaine Manor. Follow the story of renowned American parapsychologist Doctor Roy Earle, famous for discrediting hauntings and exposing fake mediums.

Featuring a firecracker cast as well as an original chilling sound design and haunting title theme, the award winning production captures the spirit of M R James and gives a nod to the classic black and white films of the Hollywood Golden Age.

“There’s a great deal here to appreciate and enjoy. I loved the nods to horror tropes, the powerful sense of place, the lavish period set.” – Richard Stamp, Fringe Guru

“Genuinely scary with tremendous atmosphere developed. If you like dark, psychological dramas with a potential paranormal dimensions, this is a must see.” – John Waterhouse, Manchestersalon.org.uk

“Written and skillfully directed by Joe O’Byrne this is a ghost story with a cinematic quality…a story of twists and turns. That this is a play people have returned to see is a sure sign of its enduring merit. See it if you dare!” – Emily Oldfield, Louder Than War

Venue
Tyne Theatre & Opera House
117 Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4AG

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