Thursday 14th October and Friday 15th October 2009
Directed by Peter Corrigan and Ingrid Corrigan
This series of specially written ghostly stories was created by members of Bench Theatre as a special production in aid of the 2009 Havant Literary Festival.
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The Ghost Walk was a series of original and specially written stories, told by members of Bench Theatre as a promenade performance throughout the streets of Havant. The walk took place at night, close to Halloween and the stories drew heavily on the history of Havant (real or imagined). Members of Bench Theatre would appear as ghostly apparitions through the walk and interspersed throughout the stories to add to the spooky atmosphere.
The route began at The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, with 'The Shoe Story', told outside by author Mark Wakeman. The group of approximately 20 members of the public, was then escorted to the Gazebo Garden for 'The Builder and The Apprentice' told by David Penrose. Moving on to St Faiths Church Hall, through the back streets of Havant, the audience was treated to "The Boy" written and told by Peter Corrigan.
Cutting across North Street, the group were then taken to Homewell to hear 'Parchment Makers' written and told by Mark Wakeman. The group then moved along the short cut behind St Faith's Church graveyard, in to South Street and Hall place, where they heard 'Gloves' written and told by David Penrose. Walking back up South Street and past Grove Road, the group then took the "twittens" alleyways behind the town to the Arts Centre and underneath the Hayling Billy Bridge, where they heard the final ghostly story, 'The Monks' written and told by Peter Corrigan.
This production was staged as a promenade performance throughout the streets of Havant, as part of the 2009 Havant Literary Festival. The walk started and ended at The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre (formerly Havant Arts Centre), East Street Havant - Bench Theatre's home since 1977. The precise route can be traced here on gmaps.
|Ghostly Apparition||Ingrid Corrigan|
|Ghostly Apparition||Nathan Chapman|
|Ghostly Apparition||Lorraine Galliers|
|Ghostly Apparition||Sarah Parnell|
|Ghostly Apparition||Melanie Cole|
|Ghostly Apparition||Callum West|
|Ghostly Apparition||Jeff Bone|
|Ghostly Apparition||Claire Lyne|
|Ghostly Apparition||Alice Corrigan|
|Ghostly Apparition||Zoë Chapman|
|Ghostly Apparition||Jack Cronin|
|Ghostly Apparition||Sian Green|
|Ghostly Apparition||Dan Finch|
|Directors||Peter Corrigan |