Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost

Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost

Get into the spirit of Christmas...


This wonderfully witty, delightfully spooky retelling of Oscar Wilde’s 1887 comic novel is brought to life this Christmas with spine-tingling magic, spectacular illusions and ghoulish effects.

Mr and Mrs Otis and their boisterous children arrive from America to move into Canterville Chase – a rather old, rather creepy Gothic mansion. Of course, like all the best old mansions, the Chase comes with its own ghost – the rather tormented Sir Simon Canterville.

The spectral knight does his best to spook the trespassers from his ancestral home but his ghostly machinations hold no fear for this rational modern family.

Sir Simon succumbs to utter despair until he meets young Virginia Otis, who sees him for who he really is…
Age Recommendation: 7+

Critic reviews

This take on Oscar Wilde’s story of a family moving into their spooky new home is a child-friendly blend of gothic horror and quirky comedy

The Guardian

Spooky storytelling for young audiences, enlivened by boisterous energy and fun visual tricks

The Stage

Not-so-seriously spooky


The play manages to capture Wilde's characteristic wit extremely well


An energetic ride of hilarity and ingenuity with a brilliant cast and a good message at its heart

Everything Theatre

What’s nice about The Canterville Ghost is that it doesn’t under-estimate it’s young audience

Lyn Gardner for Stagedoor

Anthony Weigh’s adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s gothic spoof is too leisurely to get your child’s hair standing on end

The Sunday Times

Date & time

Show ended
Sun 10 Nov - Sun 5 Jan, 10.30am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 6pm, 7pm
Runtime: 2 hrs


147 Tooley Street Southwark SE1 2HZ London, UK · Get Directions
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