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Ghost Stories - Lyric Hammersmith

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

WRITTEN by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman and directed by Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman and Sean Holmes, Ghost Stories returns to the Lyric Hammersmith, running from March 29 to May 11, 2019.

The new dates follow sell out shows, a West End transfer, productions in Shanghai, Australia, Canada, Italy, Germany and a smash hit film.

WARNING. Please be advised that Ghost Stories contains moments of extreme shock and tension. The show is unsuitable for anyone under the age of 15. It is strongly advised that those of a nervous disposition think very seriously before attending.

Andy Nyman is an award-winning actor, director and writer who has earned acclaim from both critics and audiences for his work in theatre, film and television. On stage he was most recently seen in Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen (Wyndham’s Theatre), Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory) and Abigail’s Party (also Wyndham’s Theatre). His other theatre work includes the original production of Ghost Stories (Lyric/Duke of York’s Theatre) which has recently been made into a major motion picture, also written, starred and directed by Nyman and Jeremy Dyson.

Other film credits include The Commuter, Death at a Funeral and Kick-Ass 2, plus playing opposite The Rock and Emily Blunt in Disney’s upcoming Jungle Cruise and starring opposite Renee Zellweger in Judy.

He can currently be seen on TV on Wanderlust on BBC1. On TV he is best known for Peaky Blinders, Campus and Dead Set. This winter he will return to the Menier Chocolate Factory to play the iconic role of Tevye in Trevor Nunn’s new production of Fiddler on the Roof.

Jeremy Dyson is a screenwriter, stage-writer and author, best known as a member of comedy group The League of Gentlemen. With Andy Nyman he co-wrote and co-directed the stage and film versions of Ghost Stories. In addition, he co-created and co-wrote the BAFTA-nominated comedy-drama series Funland and co-created, co-wrote and directed the Rose d’Or-winning all-female comedy show Psychobitches. His second collection of stories, The Cranes that Build the Cranes won the Edge Hill Award for short fiction in 2010.

Sean Holmes has been Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith for nearly a decade. During his tenure, he has directed 22 shows including the Olivier Award Winning Blasted, which received the 2011 Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre award, led the ground-breaking Secret Theatre company and staged Bugsy Malone – which reopened the theatre in 2015 after a major capital development. Holmes will step down as Artistic Director in October 2018 (read more) and become Associate Artistic Director at Shakespeare’s Globe.