Spooky Stories for Grown Ups was our latest Hand of Doom Productions production (OK, so we didn’t consider that eventuality when we came up with our name) and it went off with a shriek last Friday, October 28th.
We booked the fabulous Drawing Room in The Grand hotel, Folkestone for a night of spooky storytelling. Although we had spent a fair amount of time promoting Spooky Stories for Grown Ups on Facebook and Twitter, we were rather surprised at the turnout – a full house! In fact, we had to procure extra chairs several times before we began.
The room was suitably spooky, with candelabras and the lights down low. Originally we had planned to have a roaring fire too, but the unseasonably warm weather and the presence of many warm bodies precluded that.
We had nine stories in all and 4 readers. On reflection, that was probably about 3 stories too many, so we’ll do fewer next time. The evening ended late, after 11pm, but everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
The stories and readers were:
GREAT UNCLE RANDOLPH by Michele Sheldon, read by Louise Burgess
FOR THOSE WHO LOVE by Kate van der Borgh, read by Nicola Howard
TIME OFF FOR BAD BEHAVIOUR by Ribs Norman, read by Ryan Hill
FACELESS by Primrose Coulter, read by Jo Blach
A DROP OF THE BLACK STUFF by Matt Hodgkinson, read by Lucy Freeman
GHOST 154 by Michele Sheldon, read by Nicola Howard
LOST GIRLS by Jo Tiddy, read by Jo Blach
WAIT FOR ME by Trude Thurai, read by Lucy Freeman
MRS SHIPLEY’S SPINNING WHEEL by Michele Sheldon, read by Louise Burgess
Here’s the full programme, which includes biographies of all the writers and readers: