A Haunted Existence

A Haunted Existence

Weaves together history and hearsay to highlight turmoil, stigma and heartbreak and tell the story of Britain’s very recent, shameful past.


In the early 1950s, 17-year-old Geoffrey Patrick Williamson was on the Exeter-to-Bristol train when he got into a conversation with another man - also travelling in his train compartment - who accused Geoffrey of making ‘improper approaches’. The other man was a Railway Officer in plain clothes. Geoffrey was arrested at the next stop.

When questioned, Williamson revealed the names of men he had had sex with, so beginning a domino effect of arrests, prison sentences, aversion therapy and suicide.

Tom Marshman blends creative technology, music and projection as he retraces a forgotten true story.

Age Recommendation: 15+

Critic reviews

It is educational, emotional, infuriating and fascinating. I extend my deepest congratulations to Mr Marsham for his efforts

A Younger Theatre

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 7 Nov - Sat 9 Nov, 8pm
Runtime: 1 hr


Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11 5TN London, UK · Get Directions
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