Matthew Campling’s haunting gay comedy Ghost About the House, set across two time periods in the same house in Islington, gets its world premiere at the King’s Head Theatre in Islington next month. Sneak a peek – and get an eyeful (yes, clothes are removed!) – into the rehearsal room with the five actors and director Scott Le Crass. Time to get booking!
Ghost About the House is set in two time periods, 70 years apart, in the same grand house in Islington, near the King’s Head Theatre itself. Five actors – Sioned Jones, Timothy Blore, Matt Gibbs, Joshua Glenister and Joe Wiltshire Smith – play two time-connected roles apiece in the 90-minute comedy of “ghostly interference, impossible modern relationships and sidelong swipes at our political uncertainty”. Scott Le Crass directs.
Approaching the Second World War, Ian, the young master, is in love with Leonard, the butler. Edward, a handsome friend of the family, seduces Ian but also woos fragrant Lady Millicent. Millicent’s too-young suiter Henry makes a desperate attempt to win her.
Ian has become the Ghost, haunting the lives and splitting the relationship of new owners Eddie and Alex. Eddie introduces into the mix Lenny, a young man he’s picked up. The mischievous Ghost perceives a great likeness between Lenny and his long-gone love, the butler. Meanwhile, the dreaded EU Referendum speedily approaches!
Ghost About the House runs from 7 to 30 June 2018 at the King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, London N1 1QN, with Tuesday to Saturday performances at 7.45pm and Sundays at 5.1pm. Tickets are priced £18 (concessions £15). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!