Matthew Ford

Matthew Ford / Events / Thu 06 Jun 2013

A Second Chance: Rehearsed reading for Ignite Festival 2013

A Second Chance: Rehearsed reading for Ignite Festival 2013

“It’s not the dark; it’s what hides there that scares me.”

A Second Chance is an old-fashioned ghost story, influenced by the tales of M.R. James and Edgar Allan Poe, but set in present day Britain, where people are struggling for money, trying to get by, spirits and the afterlife far from their minds. The traditions are all there: a derelict, isolated building, brooding atmosphere, and ghostly screams, but there is warmth and humour alongside the horror.

Gareth is a bouncer, expecting to be working the opening night of a club. Instead he finds himself at a children’s hospital, abandoned decades ago. Inside he meets an old man, Roy Culleton. Roy has asked Gareth here, not as a nightclub bouncer, but because he wants to perform a séance, and he wants Gareth to stand guard.

The most stressful thing Gareth expects to deal with is boredom, but as the hours pass he fears that Roy’s plan may have worked, that the history within the hospital’s crumbling walls, as well as Gareth’s past, has returned to haunt him.

The performance is on Thursday 6th June at The Globe Inn in Exeter (39 Clifton Rd, Exeter, Devon. EX1 2BL), starting at 19:00. Tickets cost £6.00 each and are available through the Ignite website below:

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Event Location

The Globe Inn

39 Clifton Rd

Telephone: 07800 926 236