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+
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
Spooky storytelling for young audiences, enlivened by boisterous energy and fun visual tricks
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
What’s nice about The Canterville Ghost is that it doesn’t under-estimate it’s young audience
Anthony Weigh’s adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s gothic spoof is too leisurely to get your child’s hair standing on end