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Ghost Stories

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About Ghost Stories

Performance Times
Mon - 19:30 -
Tue - 19:30 -
Wed - 19:30 -
Thu - 19:30 22:00
Fri - 19:00 21:30
Sat 14:30 19:30 -
Sun - - -

Ghost Stories description

Ghost Stories – Prepare to be terrified!

Think first, book tickets second... that's the advice given for a remarkable theatrical event that's known and loved for scaring the pants of audiences night after night. No wonder it was such a popular production right from the start, in 2010, when it premiered at the magnificent Liverpool Playhouse. Prepare to be disturbed, horrified, un-nerved, terrified, and sent right to the very edge of theatrical madness – welcome to Ghost Stories!

Ghost Stories is a hugely popular horror play penned by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman. First staged in early 2010, it soon transferred for an extended run at London's Lyric Hammersmith before making its way to the Duke of York's in the West End, where it stayed for a year. February 2014 saw it move to the Arts Theatre, where it stayed for another year. In 2015 it went Down Under for a stint at the Sydney Opera House, then took off on a national tour of Australia.

April 2019 saw the original creative team staging the fun once again at the Lyric Hammersmith. Now it's at the Ambassadors theatre, after which it's off again, this time on a national tour of the UK, kicking off at Birmingham's The Alexandra theatre. So what can you expect? The thing is, we can't really tell you. This wonderful piece of theatre's success depends on the content being kept a close secret, and it's remarkable that so many people who see the play do exactly that. They keep it quiet, so future audiences will be as scared as they were. Very cool.

This play runs for 80 minutes without an interval. It is very strict about age limits, with nobody under 15 allowed in. Look outside the theatre and there are none of the usual brightly-coloured photos of the cast and stills of the action. All you'll see are photos and video of audience members looking terrified and shocked. And that manages to set the scene really well!

An announcement at the end of the play asks people to keep the stories secret, and the press also keeps in line, only revealing the basic plot outline and keeping the details a mystery. The story concerns Dr Goodman, Professor of Parapsychology, who is giving a lecture about ghost stories. His presentation includes a website revealing scary photos, and interviews with three people who claim they've encountered ghosts, each story being based on the person's guilty feelings. He plays the recorded interviews back and while he does, the story takes place on stage, told by a night watchman, a teenaged driver and a businessman whose wife is about to give birth to their first child.

Weirdly, it becomes clear that the Professor isn't what he seems. He's much more than a mere narrator. No wonder the story makes such a superb movie, which premiered in 2017 and starred Andy Nyman himself as Professor Goodman, comedy legend Paul Whitehouse as the night watchman, Alex Lawther as the student and Martin Freeman as the businessman.

Who is this show for?
Ghost Stories contains moments of extreme shock and fear. The show is not suitable for anyone under the age of 15, and they 'strongly advise those of a nervous disposition to think very seriously before attending'.

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Ghost Stories reviews

4.3 out of 5 based on 96 reviews

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Recommended for:

Anyone (41%)
Families (43%)
Teenagers (63%)
Couples (80%)
Theatregoers (74%)
Latest customer reviews
Your in for a scare

I love scary things but don’t normally get scared easily. However this had me gripping onto my partner the whole time and nearly crying at how much it scared me. So good and a definite must see by everyone

Reviewed on 09 January 2020 by , Walton On Thames, United Kingdom

It was ok.

Reviewed on 05 January 2020 by , South Acton, United Kingdom

Definite miss. 🙄

Reviewed on 05 January 2020 by , Colchester, United Kingdom

must see

Reviewed on 02 January 2020 by , Haverhill, United Kingdom

A Great Scare!

Reviewed on 30 December 2019 by , Reigate, Surrey, United Kingdom

Very spooky, but very good

Reviewed on 30 December 2019 by , Reading, United Kingdom

Scary yet not much else

Reviewed on 28 December 2019 by , Oberengstringen, Switzerland


Reviewed on 25 December 2019 by , Christchurch, New Zealand

You will most definitely jump!

Very clever, very scary. We all loved it!

Reviewed on 23 December 2019 by , Aldershot, United Kingdom

Must see

Reviewed on 22 December 2019 by , Leicester, United Kingdom

Excellent atmosphere for storytelling. Some effects a little cheesy!

Reviewed on 19 December 2019 by , Telford, United Kingdom

Great sets, scary parts! Great fun!

Very good acting. Great show! Good acting for small cast. Really good fun too!

Reviewed on 15 December 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Great, scary show!

Really enjoyed it. Different kind of show with screaming along the the way! 😂

Reviewed on 13 December 2019 by , London, United Kingdom


Slow start up. But it came all together at the end.

Reviewed on 11 December 2019 by , Delfzijl, Netherlands

A must see

A well performed play that made us laugh when we weren't jumping out of our skins with fright ;)

Reviewed on 09 December 2019 by , Kingston Upon Thames, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 08 December 2019 by , Sutton, United Kingdom

Thought was going g to be really scary it was t

It was ok well acted but not what I expected

Reviewed on 01 December 2019 by , Biggleswade, United Kingdom

Amazing acting, great story and incredible set!

Reviewed on 24 November 2019 by , Nottingham, United Kingdom


For a show that lasted 1hr 20 mins was good acting scary effects only showed some of the stories from the film as time constraints.

Reviewed on 19 November 2019 by , Hornchurch, United Kingdom


Reviewed on 10 November 2019 by , Antwerpen, Belgium

Well played am amazing performance

Reviewed on 05 November 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

A shock to the system

Ghost Stories is a brilliant production, and having not seen the movie I thoroughly enjoyed the show. My friend had seen the movie, and said it was an excellent adaptation. Thoroughly recommend!!!!!!

Reviewed on 26 October 2019 by , Maidstone, United Kingdom

Great fun

Reviewed on 21 October 2019 by , Rushden, United Kingdom

Great experience

Really enjoyed the show, only thing that I didn't enjoy was the music as it was to loud.

Reviewed on 21 October 2019 by , Poulton-le-fylde, United Kingdom

Must see!

Must see! A few parts do make you jump, enjoyed it!

Reviewed on 21 October 2019 by , Worcester Park, United Kingdom


It’s quite an intimate theatre so space is a little of a premium. If waiting to use the facilities or on way to refreshments don’t be shy in asking if the person in front of you is waiting for the same, they may not be :) Overall, it’s a lovely venue, great acoustics, very atmospheric, brilliant show, if you love ghostly things you’ll love this, totally recommend

Reviewed on 20 October 2019 by , Reading, United Kingdom

Better shows to see. Not a must see show.

Reviewed on 17 October 2019 by , Enfield, United Kingdom

Cheesy but fun.

Wasn't sure what to expect and initially thought it was going to be low quality but it turned out to be better than expected.

Reviewed on 12 May 2019 by , Pontefract, United Kingdom


Fantastic show with an extremely clever story.

Reviewed on 02 May 2019 by , Birkenhead, United Kingdom

Something else

It was a terrifying experience that held you in it's grip until the last second.

Reviewed on 28 April 2019 by , Winterthur, Switzerland

Spooky, spooky, spooky

Shat me self

Reviewed on 27 April 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Miguel Angel
Very scary and amazingly well performed!

Reviewed on 19 April 2019 by , London, United Kingdom

Will be keeping the light on when I go to bed tonight

Reviewed on 12 April 2019 by , Salford, United Kingdom

Absorbing gripping brilliantly wrote

Reviewed on 02 April 2019 by , Darlington, United Kingdom


Too much talking to set the scene. The first of the "stories" could have been scarier. Wouldn't have liked to have been sitting in the front row.

Reviewed on 16 March 2015 by

Ghost stories

The only feedback is it was a little short, they could have been a bit longer.

Reviewed on 08 March 2015 by

Very apt

A good show with a nice twist at the end.

Reviewed on 30 January 2015 by

Ghost of an idea

Ghost stories is ok. The idea was ok but the story wasn't very well thought out. I was disappointed as I had hoped for something a bit clever and different but it wasn't.

Reviewed on 18 January 2015 by


Very creative, jumpy, well written. 1000% worth a watch.

Reviewed on 12 January 2015 by


Very good show thinking about going to see show again

Reviewed on 05 January 2015 by

Spooky Stories

A very unusual but thought provoking show. Not the normal west end musical but just as thrilling.

Reviewed on 01 January 2015 by


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Reviewed on 01 January 2015 by

Brilliantly scary

Reviewed on 14 December 2014 by


All 4 members of our party agreed the whole thing was totally bizarre and pretty boring, so much so that various times throughout the performance we all had spells of nodding off. It definitely was not scary in the slightest and we were just relieved that we ended up getting our tickets for half price as we most certainly would not have been happy spending over £50 each to see it... We thought it strange when we arrived to find the venue half empty ...on a Saturday and such a small venue ?????

Reviewed on 07 December 2014 by


Reviewed on 30 November 2014 by


The first part does not prepare you for what's the come.

Reviewed on 17 November 2014 by

Great acting , good old fashioned theatre ...

Brilliant, great scary play, great story line... A surprise to two in store. Great 'old fashioned ' theatre. Brilliant cast. Well Done :))

Reviewed on 17 November 2014 by

Great Show

Very good show loved the twist at the end

Reviewed on 13 November 2014 by


Was promised scary; got dull. Total waste of time, effort and money.

Reviewed on 10 November 2014 by

Brilliantly Scary!

A must see for Halloween!

Reviewed on 27 October 2014 by

Birthday treat

I loved the show. I thought it managed to present horror without the aid of technological wizardry or huge budgets, very effectively. The only downside was the price which was considered by my party as rather hefty considering.

Reviewed on 06 October 2014 by

good show

Reviewed on 04 August 2014 by

Not very impressede

Reviewed on 30 July 2014 by

Not worth the money

The show is really overpriced for what it is,wasn't scary at all.wouldnt recommend

Reviewed on 17 July 2014 by

it is ok

it is ok for a week day night out if you get the tickets at a normal price, otherwise at a full price too expensive

Reviewed on 09 July 2014 by

I love it!

I loved the show! But if you are hysterical and afraid of every little thing, do not watch the show. It may ruin the others experience.

Reviewed on 07 July 2014 by


If you enjoy theatre then this is a different slant on what is a very enjoyable night

Reviewed on 06 July 2014 by

ghost stories

We enoyed the show, the acting was good as was the atmosphere in the theatre. The story is good and the comedy fits nicely in. My only comment would be is was not as scary as I'd expected. I had heard so much about the show and thought i'd leave having being scared silly. You will enjoy the show but don't expect to be scared sh**less

Reviewed on 28 June 2014 by


I would have given 5 stars for the music too, just haven't because at times it was too loud.

Reviewed on 20 June 2014 by

Brilliantly written to draw you in!!

The atmosphere is set with eery music , nearly dark theatre and intriguing tape and numbers on the walls. The show was very jumpy in places but captures the audience with moments of suspense and anticipation. We both loved it!!

Reviewed on 28 May 2014 by

Better than expected

Wow much better than expected, scary, funny - a great night out.

Reviewed on 10 May 2014 by

Fantastic! scary

this is a fantastic show good value for money went with my sister who was visiting and had a great time out in west end! MUST SEE SHOW!

Reviewed on 24 April 2014 by

Fantastic edge of your seat

Reviewed on 23 April 2014 by

spectre acular

all i can say is it was brilliant..

Reviewed on 22 April 2014 by

a scary experience not to be missed

i did enjoy this show. but it was quite scary. but you know it is only an acted story and you know it i not real.

Reviewed on 22 April 2014 by

Fabulously scary!

My husband and I loved how they used the stage and props it felt like we where really there. I was not expecting to be as frightened as we where, it was fantastic and I would see it again in a heartbeat. I would not recommend this show if you really don't like being frightened! Defiantly not for the faint hearted! Well done to the cast and crew! Thank you for such a great experience!

Reviewed on 14 April 2014 by

If you like a scare, this a must see ...

There was nothing I didn't like about this show. It was brilliantly written, well acted, and truly terrifying. I would consider myself an avid Horror (not gore) fan, and enjoy clever writing and an original plot. This hit the mark for me, genuine scares, brilliant use of props and lighting - this kept me and the hubby talking for hours afterwards, disecting the subtleties, the little hints and over all amazing show! Can't recommend this highly enough xx

Reviewed on 26 March 2014 by


Such a brilliant show. Fun, scary and engrossed the whole time.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by


Such a brilliant show. Fun, scary and engrossed the whole time.

Reviewed on 08 March 2014 by


Never been so scared in my life but it was amazing and so cleverly written.

Reviewed on 17 February 2014 by

19 Dec
Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Make The Streets Your Stage: GHOST STORIES

by Josephine Balfour-Oatts | Thursday, December 19 2019, 19:39

Ghost Stories Beware: all is not as it seems. Keep your wits about you as you delve into London’s shadowy depths - here, experience some of the most chilling attractions that the city has to offer, before a spine-tingling performance of Ghost Stories at the Ambassadors Theatre.

Make The Streets Your Stage: GHOST STORIES
14 Oct
John Yap

Review: GHOST STORIES at The Ambassadors Theatre

by John Yap | Monday, October 14 2019, 10:35

Ghost Stories Nine years after its premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in 2010, GHOST STORIES returns to London for the fourth time (Duke of York Theatre 2010, Arts Theatre 2014, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre again 2019). A movie was made in the midst of an International tour from Moscow to Shanghai via Lima, Sydney and Toronto. As the main character, Professor Goodman, asks the audience at the start of the show, “Why did you come to see this play?”. Why indeed, but they do.

Review: GHOST STORIES at The Ambassadors Theatre