One of the West End’s longest-running recent shows, Ghost Stories, is set to get the big screen treatment with Sherlock star Martin Freeman already signed up.
The horribly enjoyable meta-spook show was written by the League Of Gentlemen’s Jeremy Dyson long with Andy Nyman, who also starred in Ghost Stories. Nyman will reprise his character, Professor Phillip Goodman, a psychologist investigating three people claiming to be disturbed by the supernatural.
The straight-forward title belies a richly layered tale concerned with understanding why we tell each other scary stories as much as simply shocking the audience out of their wits. It has an elegant swallow-tail structure that delights as much as it frightens.
Having just wrapped up its final West End run, the team are set to start shooting Ghost Stories in September. Alongside Freeman and Nyman, the film will also feature George MacKay who played the lead role in Pride. It will be produced by Claire Jones, who made Sightseers and Kill List, alongside Robin Gutch of Warp Films, who made Northern Irish thriller ’71.