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The Haunting of Hill House comes to the stage in Spalding with the St Nicolas Players




Audiences are in for a roller coaster ride next month when the St Nicolas Players perform The Haunting of Hill House.

Based on the original 1963 supernatural psychological horror, the production at the South Holland Centre in Spalding, is set to keep people on the edge of their seats.

Director Martin Tyrrell said that the play is all about building up suspense, rather than being a 'jumpy horror'.

St Nicolas Players in rehearsal for The Haunting of Hill House
St Nicolas Players in rehearsal for The Haunting of Hill House

Planned to coincide with the run up to Hallowe'en, the plot is set around the creepy Hill House.

The house has had a troubled past. Owned by the Crain family, it brought madness, suicide and death.

Is it possible that the house itself is evil?

The Haunting of Hill House is being performed by the St Nicolas Players in Spalding from October 16-19. (16504310)
The Haunting of Hill House is being performed by the St Nicolas Players in Spalding from October 16-19. (16504310)

Professor Montague and his three assistants are determined to find out, by staying at Hill House and recording any occurrences. Will their very presence goad the forces within its walls? Are they all in mortal danger?

Martin explained: "There is no blood, gore or monsters... just sounds. I am determined to scare the pants off the audience.

"This is not like the recent Netflix series of the same name; it is based on the 1963 original. It is not about things jumping out, it is more of a 'creeping dread', more about the build up.

"We have a fantastic cast with 'panto king' Adam Patman as the lead character Dr Montague in his first 'serious' role.

"What we want is to get the feel of a haunted house. I want people to be scared. It is like being on a roller coaster."

The play is on from October 16-19 at the South Holland Centre. Performances are at 7.30pm each day. Tickets are on sale now from the Centre. Call the box office on 01775 764777, pop in to the Centre or book online at www.southhollandcentre.co.uk

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