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Theatres are alive. They all have stories to tell when the lights go out. And they all have a theatre ghost. This is a brand-new concept: a haunting night at the theatre; an original play unlike anything you have seen, or experienced, before; a new way of ghost storytelling! Settle in for a thrilling night of tales, mystery, murder – and ghosts – as our ‘paranormal experts’ tell the most fascinating ghost stories. But, nothing is what it seems, as time will tell throughout the evening. . . Something seems off. Follow the clues and brace yourself for a haunting night of theatre. Are you brave enough? Dare you!
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An experiential ghost story, unlike anything you have ever experienced before.
Welcome to a haunting night at the theatre. Are you feeling brave?
If you are, join us, and we tell you all the secrets of what goes on when the theatre goes dark. When the only thing to guide you is the Ghost Light.
To keep mischievous spirits away - or maybe just to light the way for the ghosts who call it their home.
Follow the rules: keep your hands inside the car (so to speak) and you will be safe, as we tell the tales that every theatre has to tell.
The ghostly stories of the things that go bump in the night, or the day.
The things that just don’t add up - or do they?
Stories that you have to take away with you... or at least try not to.
We will raise the hairs on your arms and send chills down the back of your neck...
Join us for a dark night. Dare you!
An experiential ghost story, unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Welcome to a haunting night at the theatre. Are you feeling brave? If you are, join us, and we tell you all the secrets of what goes on when the theatre goes dark. When the only thing to guide you is the Ghost Light. To keep mischievous spirits away – or maybe just to light the way for the ghosts who call it their home. Follow the rules: keep your hands inside the car (so to speak) and you will be safe, as we tell the tales that every theatre has to tell. The ghostly stories of the things that go bump in the night, or the day. The things that just don’t add up – or do they? Theatres are alive. They have a soul. And all have their story to tell. Shadowy presences in the wings, rooms you just don’t go into alone and stories that you have to take away with you. . . or at least try not to. We will raise the hairs on your arms and send chills down the back of your neck. . . Join us for a dark night. Dare you! Do You Believe in Ghosts?
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Do You Believe in Ghosts
DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS?
Thu 28 Sep, Westlands Ballroom
Do you believe in ghosts?
An experiential ghost story, unlike anything you have ever experienced before. Welcome to a haunting night at the theatre.
Are you feeling brave? If you are, join us, and we will tell you all the secrets of what goes on when the theatre goes dark. When the only thing to guide you is the Ghost Light, to keep mischievous spirits away – or maybe just to light the way for the ghosts who call it their home. Follow the rules: keep your hands inside the car (so to speak) and you will be safe, as we tell the tales that every theatre has to tell. The ghostly stories of the things that go bump in the night, or the day. The things that just don’t add up – or do they? Theatres are alive. They have a soul. And all have their story to tell. Shadowy presences in the wings, rooms you just don’t go into alone and stories that you have to take away with you. . . or at least try not to. We will raise the hairs on your arms and send chills down the back of your neck. . . Join us for a dark night.
Dare you! Do You Believe in Ghosts?
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Venue Westlands Entertainment Venue, Westbourne Close, Yeovil, Somerset, United Kingdom, BA20 2DD
Start Date: 28th Sep 2023 at 19:30
End Date: 28th Sep 2023 at 22:00
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Reports of paranormal activity have increased during the coronavirus pandemic. Have you ever experienced strange, unexplained sights or sounds? Do you have a personal ghost story?
By Jeremy Engle
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Have you ever heard strange noises in the middle of the night? Have you seen household objects mysteriously move or be suddenly gone? How about free-floating, full-torso vaporous apparitions, in the famous words of “Ghostbusters”?
Have you experienced more strange, perhaps paranormal, phenomena during the pandemic? If yes, you are not alone.
In “ Quarantining With a Ghost? It’s Scary, ” Molly Fitzpatrick writes:
It started with the front door. Adrian Gomez lives with his partner in Los Angeles, where their first few days of sheltering in place for the coronavirus pandemic proved uneventful. They worked remotely, baked, took a two-mile walk each morning and refinished their porcelain kitchen sink. But then, one night, the doorknob began to rattle “vigorously,” so loud he could hear it from across the apartment. Yet no one was there. In mid-April, Mr. Gomez was in bed when a nearby window shade began shaking against the window frame so intensely — despite the fact that the window was closed, an adjacent window shade remained perfectly still, the cats were all accounted for, and no bug nor bird nor any other small creature had gotten stuck there — that Mr. Gomez thought it was an earthquake. “I very seriously hid myself under the comforter, like you see in horror movies, because it really did freak me out,” he said. Now, though neither he nor his partner noticed any unexplained activity at home before this, the couple can “distinctly” make out footsteps above their heads. No one lives above them. “I’m a fairly rational person,” said Mr. Gomez, who is 26 and works in I.T. support. “I try to think, ‘What are the reasonable, tangible things that could be causing this?’ But when I don’t have those answers, I start to think, ‘Maybe something else is going on.’” They’re not alone … possibly in more ways than one. For those whose experience of self-isolation involves what they believe to be a ghost, their days are punctuated not just by Zoom meetings or home schooling, but by disembodied voices, shadowy figures, misbehaving electronics, invisible cats cozying up on couches, caresses from hands that aren’t there and even, in some cases — to borrow the technical parlance of “Ghostbusters” — free-floating, full-torso vaporous apparitions. Some of these people are frightened, of course. Others say they just appreciate the company.
Students, read the entire article, then tell us:
Do you believe in ghosts ? Why or why not?
Does the article change your views on the existence of ghosts? What do you think best explains the strange phenomena experienced by Mr. Gomez, Ms. Hill and the others described in the article?
Do you or does someone you know have a personal ghost story? Did it involve disembodied voices, shadowy figures, misbehaving electronics or invisible cats cozying up on couches? Tell us about it.
The article cites a 2019 YouGov survey that revealed 45 percent of U.S. adults believe in ghosts and a 2009 Pew Research Center report that found 18 percent of Americans believe that they have seen or otherwise encountered one. Are you surprised by these results? What do you think they tell us about ghosts — or humans?
Kurt Gray, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, says: “In quarantine, you are physically confined and also psychologically confined. Your world narrows. You’re trapped at home, you’re needing human contact — it’s comforting to think that there’s a supernatural agent here with you.” Do you agree? Why do you think there has been an increase of reports of haunted houses and other paranormal activity during this time of quarantine and social distancing?
Do you enjoy movies, television shows and books about ghosts and the supernatural? Why or why not? Why do you think they are so popular?
Students 13 and older are invited to comment. All comments are moderated by the Learning Network staff, but please keep in mind that once your comment is accepted, it will be made public.
Jeremy Engle joined The Learning Network as a staff editor in 2018 after spending more than 20 years as a classroom humanities and documentary-making teacher, professional developer and curriculum designer working with students and teachers across the country. More about Jeremy Engle
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10 reasons why believing in ghosts can be good for you, pondering the undead serves psychological purposes..
Posted October 19, 2022 | Reviewed by Davia Sills
- Although ghosts have never been proven scientifically to exist, their enduring presence in popular culture proves that we need them in some way.
- For believers, ghosts are a kind of supernatural role model that can achieve enviable, impressive space-and-time-defying feats.
- Believing that human spirits or souls can outlast physical death is a state of mind that engages spirituality, creativity, and empathy.
Are you afraid of ghosts?
If so, then you believe in them—which, in many ways, could be good for you.
From disembodied screams to Shakespearean specter-kings to white comic-book blobs, the undead have scared the living for millennia. A Babylonian clay tablet whose incised figures are visible only at certain angles is said to be the first known depiction of ghosts. Eidola , phantom lookalikes of the dead, were standard features in ancient Greek plays. Halloween aside, several cultures hold annual holidays based on greeting and feeding the undead.
Nothing—not even extensive parapsychological research at major institutions, including Duke University and the University of Edinburgh —has ever proven scientifically that ghosts exist. Yet belief in ghosts persists , suggesting that believers want or need to believe that such belief serves psychological purposes.
Consider this: Believing in ghosts helps us to investigate, however gropingly, life's most baffling mystery: death. Such belief also fuels our hope that some aspects of personhood, such as love and watchfulness and connectedness to a place, can outlast physical death.
Here are 10 more ways in which believing in ghosts can be good for us.
1. It spurs an adrenaline rush.
Feeling scared is literally thrilling. While long and chronic stress - hormone flows can cause harm, in short bursts, they spur physical and mental acuity and a sense of adventure, making us feel adventurous and alive.
2. It keeps us curious—about life, death, the unseen, and the unexplained.
And curiosity is healthy: Studies link it with such positive outcomes as happiness , optimism , empathy, academic achievement, workplace engagement, and overall satisfaction.
3. It's a form of spirituality.
Lacking the rules, rituals, and dogmas that define organized religions, belief in ghosts is a form of faith—in possibilities that defy physics, logic, and time. Studies link strong spiritual beliefs with mental and physical well-being .
4. It reminds us that we're alive.
Sure, sometimes life sucks. But what better reminder of how lucky we are to breathe, eat, and interact here in the known world than the truly-believed notion of restless spirits roaming hazy netherworlds?
5. It connects us with history.
Hearing that a place is haunted makes us want to learn more about what actually happened there that might have made it this way: Was this meadow once a battlefield? Such research makes us better informed, thus, more confident.
6. It makes us more ethical and compassionate.
Pondering spirits whose angst, tragic ends, and unfinished business trap them, undead, between two worlds helps us to think deeply about our fellow humans, alive and dead, in their sorrows and joys.
7. "I'm not alone."
The idea of friendly ghosts helps many believers for whom they function lovingly like guardian angels and invisible friends , offering comfort, companionship, attention , protection—even guidance through the impenetrable fogs of grief .
8. "No justice, no peace."
The idea of vengeful ghosts relentlessly haunting whoever harmed them in life satisfies our yearning for ultimate justice, for well-deserved punishments from which even death can't protect wrongdoers.
9. Believing in ghosts is non-binary.
And binaries are passé these days. We who grew up being told that our every thought and deed were tickets to heaven or hell can find relief in the idea of post-death destinies entailing neither of those two extremes.
10. It makes us feel special.
Inherent in believing in ghosts is the belief that we can perceive them. (If we thought we'd never see, hear, or feel ghosts, they wouldn't scare us.) Such paranormal perceptiveness is a superpower that sets us apart from the crowd.
S. Rufus is the author, under the byline Anneli Rufus, of books including Party of One and Stuck.
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Went to see this tonight in Ulster Hall Belfast with,a friend. Had a great evening. Had no idea of the concept or format and we are glad we didn't because we really enjoyed it from beginning to end. Such good storytelling cast, I wish you all the best with the tour and for all the people reading the negative reviews, don't bother and just go and watch it, it's there to be enjoyed. Thank you guys!
It’s lovely to go to a theatre but it needs a little tlc. I feel sorry for the industry as these gems are in bad repair. The staff were fantastic and a credit to keeping theatre going alive
First time go in, and it was an amazing experience. Staff was very kind and helpful. Easy to find your seats and the show was awesome. Thank you very much.
All the laughs we hoped for from Jack Whitehall. The support act Tom Lucy was brilliant to too. Regent Theatre is a super venue. Only issues were just two loos by the circle bar and expensive drinks…but the staff were all lovely 🤩
Beautiful theatre in the centre of Ipswich. I went to see "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue" recording for BBC R4. I am a fan. The welcoming staff were very friendly & helpful. Bar staff were friendly, efficient & fast! It's a lovely old style red velvet regional theatre.
We saw the live recording of the radio show 'I'm sorry I haven't a clue'. What a fantastic night out and a very funny evening. I have been to The Regent on numerous occasions and love the venue. The seats are comfortable too. The reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because upstairs there are only two ladies toilets causing inevitable queues, also there was a pipe in one of the loos that looks disgusting and needs cleaning/painting. Secondly the venue can be extremely hot in the summer. Neither of these things would prevent me from revisiting, in fact I already have our next set of events booked up
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Ghosts are suddenly in vogue. Perhaps we believe in them more than we care to admit
Given the state of the world, it’s no surprise so many of us are turning to spooky stories as a form of escape
E verybody seems to be talking about ghosts right now. I turn up to dinners with friends, we’re talking about ghosts. I sit in the office, the conversation is dominated by ghosts again. I’m scrolling through Facebook groups and reading ghost stories that I then try to tell my boyfriend about (he ignores me). It feels as if ghosts are suddenly having a moment, a strange little resurgence into the mainstream. I think ghosts may be in vogue.
As for how and why ghosts have started to creep into polite conversation, there is a clear culprit. A few months ago the Amazon-owned podcast network Wondery published Ghost Story, a seven-part series hosted by the journalist Tristan Redman. Ghost Story focuses on a murder that occurred two generations ago in Redman’s wife’s family and, by absolute coincidence, took place in the house next door to where Redman grew up.
Redman details unnerving and inexplicable experiences that he had in his childhood bedroom and explains that his investigation into his wife’s family story was launched by news that two families who had lived successively in the house after his own family moved out had also experienced similar – seemingly paranormal – activity.
Despite clearly knowing better than to prod into the details of a little-discussed murder among his in-laws, Redman gives in to journalistic curiosity and delves into the history of the Dancy family (it’s worth mentioning here that the British actor Hugh Dancy is Redman’s brother-in-law).
Ghost Story is a wildly compelling podcast that has received glowing reviews and in the weeks after its release it spread like the pox through my friends’ Instagram stories. It’s not just that the podcast centres on a ghost story – it’s that it’s a ghost story told by somebody who keeps rushing to reassure us that, as a journalist, as a rational, clear-thinking person, he really does not believe in ghosts. But in this case the evidence is too fascinating to ignore.
“Look, I know how this sounds but I think this all might be more than just a bizarre coincidence,” Redman says in the trailer.
It’s in this delicate negotiation between the sensible, scientific world and the unfounded, supernatural world that I believe Ghost Story found its success. While a surprisingly high number of Australians believe (or are open to the possibility) that ghosts truly do exist (48%, according to one 2021 survey), lots of us still seem to rely quite heavily on the beginning of somebody’s story for permission to indulge these outlandish accounts – the part where a person says “I don’t believe in ghosts but … ”
What Ghost Story has uncovered is that, for so many of us, stories of the paranormal can be a strange, exciting and decadent activity, like buying oysters to eat in your own house.
Even if the higher-order thinking parts of our brains quickly remind us that it’s all basically nonsense, ghost stories seem to set the childish, reptilian parts of our brains alight. When one of my best friends agrees to tell the story, in full, of the time that a set of ghostly legs appeared to walk her family dog past her bedroom door, everybody at the table, no matter how cynical, visibly squirms.
After I recommended the Ghost Story podcast to one of the smartest people I’ve met, he messaged soon after to say that he had devoured the whole thing but his partner was away and it had made him terrified to sleep at night.
And look, maybe it’s unsurprising that this year, of all years, people are turning to the paranormal. Interest in the supernatural appears to spike in times of existential crises and a cost-of-living crisis accompanied by a climate crisis as well as the world witnessing a devastating humanitarian crisis feels like a lot to bear.
Stress can increase our awareness of the little bumps and quirks of life that we may have previously walked past without a second thought. And of course it is entirely possible that talking about ghosts with friends primes us to pay attention to the dark corners of our apartments that previously felt perfectly comfortable and didn’t have to contain malevolent spirits or anything. This could be a rather self-perpetuating cycle.
But it’s also fair to say that telling ghost stories can be a simple comfort and form of escapism that we shouldn’t completely denounce. After all, many of us grew up in cultures where ghosts were part of the spiritual landscape and, in the vast universe of bizarre things to believe in, ghosts have to be among the most benign and least politically bothersome. They don’t lend themselves particularly well to the construction of conspiracy theories, they don’t have any troubling racist undertones and they’re not going to lead people to attempt an insurrection at the Capitol Building any time soon.
We should always remain vigilant about the emergence of pseudoscience and perhaps Carl Sagan would argue that even humouring ghost stories is a slippery slope towards a total collapse of scientific knowledge. But I think we can all agree that people can be much more discerning than that and, in the troubling year of 2023, maybe we all deserve a few ghost stories, as a treat.
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