Darkness in Light: Three Gothic Tales


Delve into a realm between knowledge and imagination, between certainty and superstition with this trio of mysterious tales, all with a Yorkshire connection. Drawn from writings spanning half-a- millennium, this semi-promenade performance in an historic church blends live action with multi-media. The stories contrast pious medieval belief in the netherworld with more recent scepticism and a spirit of enquiry into strange phenomena.

‘Folios from a Monk’s Ghost Book’ adapts text from a manuscript of 1400 from Byland Abbey; ‘Gothic Imaginings’ are taken from the writings of sensationalist Regency author Matthew Lewis; and ‘The Haunting of Holy Trinity’ looks at the celebrated apparitions at Holy Trinity Church, Micklegate in York which were investigated by the Rev Sabine Baring-Gould in the 1870s.

Tickets: £10, conc/ students: £8; under 18s: £5; available from NCEM Box Office and York Theatre Royal 01904 623568 www.yorktheatre.co.uk

Supported by the Betty Emmaline Walker Trust

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