THE WATCH HOUSE
DECEMBER 5TH - DECEMBER 23RD 2.00 PM (SAT MATINEES) & 7.30 PM
Presented in association with Papatango Theatre
Laurels Theatre in Whitley Bay
“There’s a legend about the Watch House… Scrape beneath the whitewash and you’ll find terror. You’ll find him.”
Founded by award-winning theatre producer Jamie Eastlake and writer and filmmaker Stephen Robertson, Laurels aims to provide a hub for artists and audiences lovers alike along the North East coast.
With live theatre, visual arts and comedy coming to life in our theatre space, and great nights out doing the rounds in our bar - we aim to bring the folk of the bay together. Allowing everyone an opportunity to access art and unforgettable nights in a chilled out, accessible space.
Tynemouth, late 1970s. Christmas is coming and Front Street’s swinging. But Anne, dumped here while her parents sort their divorce, isn’t in the mood. She escapes to the castle, the Priory, the beaches. Best of all, the Watch House. The old coastguard’s place is packed with weird treasures and no one bothers her.
Until lights start to flicker and something stirs in the dark nights…
Buried deep in the past is a secret which now threatens everything. Only Anne can stop it.
With a mad pony, disco vicars and truly chilling ghosts, the stage adaptation of The Watch House by Tyneside’s Carnegie Medal-winner Robert Westall is a funny, spooky adventure.
Catch the world premiere in Laurels’s cosy attic theatre for the perfect Christmas night out.
Presented by a team who have won Olivier, Critics' Circle, OffWestEnd, Alfred Fagon and Royal National Theatre Foundation awards, including:
Adaptor - Chris Foxon
Director - George Turvey
Producer - Jamie Eastlake
Producer - John Hickman
Set Designer - The Set Guise
Lighting Designer - Simon Cole
Composer - Beccy Owen
Stage Manager - Michael Byrne
Assistant Stage Manager - Mia Hartley-Oliver
WARNING: This show contains flashing lights
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