How do you keep cool on a hot summer night in an un-airconditioned Off-West End theatre? Luckily, for some of the cast of Ghost About the House, the script of Matthew Campling’s new comedy just opened at the King’s Head Theatre requires them to spend much of the 90 minutes in their underpants… How many of the audience would like to join them?! Check out our bumper production shots gallery – and then get booking!
Ghost About the House is set in two time periods, 80 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!
Production photography by Bonnie Britain.