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19th Jun 2024 / 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Midsummer Night’s Scream

Sir Ken Dodd Performance Garden

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By: Arts Groupie

Step into the wilderness this summer, for tales of the woodland weird, unholy rites and ancient places of cosmic power!


In the tradition of Arthur Machen and Algernon Blackwood, ArtsGroupie presents some bewitching tales that will prove scary stories aren’t just for Halloween…

Step into the wilderness this summer for tales of the woodland weird, unholy rites and ancient places of cosmic power. Following two years of sold-out performances of Ghost Stories for Christmas (featured in the New York Times), ArtsGroupie CIC continue to revive the storytelling tradition with a summer solstice slant, performed by local authors John Maguire and David Griffiths at performance gardens across the city.

David Griffiths, Writer and Director say,

“Each year we have so much fun writing and performing Ghost Stories for Christmas that we wanted to keep that momentum during the year. It has given us a reason to explore different facets of horror fiction. For this event, we’re taking inspiration from British classics such as The Wicker Man and the nightmare fuel of 70’s kids’ TV Children of the Stones to keep your senses heightened before the nights grow dark again. After all, those rituals around ancient stones and strange songs sung on the village green might just be keeping at bay the horrors that walk in broad daylight. Remember, the shadows might not be as long in the summer, but all that means is…they’re right behind you!”