Internationally acclaimed writer Tristan Bernays will debut his latest play, modern day horror story Ghost House, at Vault Festival next month. Book your tickets now!
The 21st century chiller runs at The Vaults from 6 to 8 March 2020.
It’s empty. All of it. The whole building. The Foxtons lady didn’t mention that, did she?
146 fully furnished flats and all of them completely empty. Except for…
Jay has just bought his first home: a luxury apartment in the newly refurbished 60s Brutalist masterpiece, Balfron Tower.
But he soon discovers he’s literally the only person in the entire building. All the other flats are empty, bought up by wealthy Russian oligarchs and Beijing businessmen.
He is completely alone.
Until he discovers he isn’t.
Someone – or something – still haunts the corridors of Balfron Tower.
Described as “High Rise meets The Woman in Black“, Bernays’ Ghost House is a spine-tingling tale of urban loneliness, isolation and fear set against the skyline of modern London and the contemporary housing crisis.
Writer Bernays is no stranger to the world of horror. His five-star version of Frankenstein, described by West End Wilma as “Perhaps the most honest, understated and utterly captivating version of Frankenstein to have ever graced the stage,” previously ran at the Watermill Theatre and Wilton’s Music Hall, and debuted in New York, staged by the Classic Stage Company, earlier this year. A member of the Bush Theatre’s Emerging Writers’ Group 2016/17, Bernays’ other plays include Old Fools (Southwark Playhouse), Teddy (The Vaults and on tour) and Boudica (Shakespeare’s Globe).
Ghost House stars RADA graduate Victor Alli, whose previous stage credits include Khadija is 18 (Finborough Theatre), Noise (National Theatre Studio), Scan Artists (The Yard Theatre), Timbuktu (Bush Theatre).
The production is directed by former Associate Director of HighTide Festival Theatre, Andrew Twyman, who previously directed Me Myself I at Vault Festival. His other credits include Circa (Old Red Lion Theatre), Deserts (Latitude Festival), Kanye The First (HighTide and national tour) and Sugar Coated Bullet’s of the Bourgeoisie (HighTide).
The creative team of Ghost House is completed by Luke Robson (designer), David Gregory (sound designer) and Ryan Day (lighting designer). It is produced by Matt Keeler Productions Ltd.
VAULT Festival, which runs until 22 March 2020, is “London’s biggest, boldest and wildest arts and entertainment festival”. In 2019 it attracted more than 79,000 audience members to see 428 different shows staged by more than 2,000 artists. This year the festival features a host of eclectic productions including character comedy Ryan Lane Will Be There Now In A Minute, dance exploration of living in a foreign country Living Here?, and Kafka-inspired tale Red Peter.
Ghost House runs at The Pit – The Vaults, Leake St, Lambeth, SE1 7NN from 6-8 March 2020 with performances Friday – Sunday 9pm, matinee Saturday 4.30pm. Tickets are priced from £17. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!!