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Casting announced for the first UK Tour of Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman's Ghost Stories

Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson

Casting news

CASTING has been announced for Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman’s supernatural spectacular, Ghost Stories, which begins its first ever UK tour at The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham on January 8, 2020, before visiting Richmond Theatre from March 17 to March 21.

After exhilarating audiences across the globe with record breaking, sell-out productions and a smash hit film, the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre’s production of Ghost Stories has this year played yet another successful run at its original Hammersmith home and is currently playing at the Ambassadors Theatre in London’s West End, until Saturday, January 4. Read more.

The touring cast includes Joshua Higgott as Professor Goodman, Paul Hawkyard as Tony Matthews, Gus Gordon as Simon Rifkind and Richard Sutton reprising his role as Mike Priddle (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and the West End’s Ambassador Theatre).

There’s something dark lurking in the theatre. Enter a nightmarish world, full of thrilling twists and turns, where all your deepest fears and most disturbing thoughts are imagined live on stage. A fully sensory and electrifying encounter, Ghost Stories is the ultimate twisted love-letter to horror, a supernatural edge-of-your-seat theatrical experience like no other.

Joshua Higgott’s theatre credits include: Robert Ike’s Hamlet (Almeida/Harold Pinter Theatre); 1984 (Headlong/Playhouse Theatre); The Oresteia (Almeida/Trafalgar Studios); Shakespeare in Love (Noël Coward Theatre) and Birdsong (UK Tour). His screen work includes: Bohemian Rhapsody, The Snowman, Darkest Hour and The Mummy (film); The Witcher and McMafia (TV).

Paul Hawkyard’s theatre credits include: War Horse and South Pacific (National Theatre); Birdsong (Comedy Theatre); Oliver! The Musical (Theatre Clywdd/London Palladium); Mamma Mia! (Prince of Wales Theatre); Peter Pan (Royal Festival Hall); Les Misérables (Palace Theatre); Jesus Christ Superstar (Lyceum Theatre); Miss Saigon (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It and Lady Be Good (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); The Railway Children (King’s Cross Theatre); and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre).

Hawkyard’s screen work includes: NT Live War Horse, If I Had You and Everybody Loves Sunshine (film); Doctors, The Coroner, Holby City, Sirens, The Bill, The Last Detective, Casualty, Where The Heart Is, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Mike Bassett England Manager, Coronation Street, EastEnders, Band of Gold, Maisie Raine, London’s Burning, Residents, Scoop, MI High, In Two Minds, Playdays and Justin’s House (TV).

Gus Gordon trained at The Brit School of Performing Arts and Technology and Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Theatre whilst training includes: The History Boys, Saved and Measure for Measure. Short films include: Hound (72 Hour National Film Challenge) and Through the Static. Television includes: Cursed and Jingle Jangle (Netflix). Ghost Stories will be Gordon’s professional stage debut.

Richard Sutton’s theatre includes: Ghost Stories (Lyric Hammersmith Theatre/Ambassadors Theatre); The Cow Play (Brighton Theatre Festival); Transmissions (Birmingham Rep Theatre); Tall Phoenix (Coventry Belgrade Theatre); Confusions (Canal Café Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (Jamaican tour); Albert Make Us Laugh and The Libertine (Birmingham Library Theatre) and Charley’s Aunt (Stoke Repertory Theatre).

Sutton’s television work includes: The Crown, Line of Duty, The Terror, Gigglebiz, Sherlock, Humans, Boomers, Silent Witness, Jekyll and Hyde, Dunkirk, Doctors, Mr Selfridge, Our Girl, The Missing, Hollyoaks, The Tunnel, One Night, Titanic, EastEnders, Miranda, Come Fly With Me, Hustle, Beautiful People, Sugar Rush, The Bill, Dalziel and Pascoe, Derailed, Courtroom, Making Waves, Nuzzle and Scratch, Holby City and ChuckleVision.

Following Birmingham, the tour will continue to Bath,Theatre Royal; Nottingham, Theatre Royal; Woking, New Victoria Theatre; Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre; Brighton, Theatre Royal; The Lowry, Salford; Cardiff, New Theatre; The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury; York, Grand Opera House; Richmond Theatre; Liverpool Playhouse; Glasgow Theatre Royal; King’s Theatre, Edinburgh; Sheffield Lyceum; and Nuffield Southampton Theatres City.