Show Will Give You The Shivers

October 11, 2018 - 10:34am

Prepare for Hallowe’en by enjoying some ghostly goings-on at The Dukes later this month.

The company who brought The Book of Darkness and Light to the Lancaster theatre last year return on October 26 and 27 with a trio of delightfully thrilling new ghost stories, set to the haunting sounds of the violin.

Shivers features some of the most chilling tales and supernatural mysteries ever told.

You feel a prick on your neck. Your blood stills. A monstrous thing creeps in the shadows. Is it all in your mind? A trick of the light? Or something far more sinister?

One thing is for certain: these stories will give you shivers.

Tickets for Shivers, which is recommended for anyone aged 14 plus, are priced £12.50 for downstairs in The Round and £11.50 in the balcony section. Concessions receive a £1.50 discount.

The 2pm matinee on October 27 will be BSL interpreted and after the evening show on that date, there’ll be a Question & Answer session with the cast hosted by Lancaster University’s Catherine Spooner, professor of literature and culture with a particular interest in Gothic literature, film and popular culture. 

As part of the Shivers tour, writer Adam Z. Robinson is hosting a ghost story writing workshop on October 25 at 7.30pm. Through a series of exercises, budding writers will be encouraged to develop their own gothic short stories. The workshop costs £8/£7 concessions with a £2 saving when also booking a Shivers ticket.

For more information and to book, ring The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or visit