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The Shadow in the Dark
The Shadow in the Dark

Thu, 26 Oct


The Banshee Labyrinth [Chamber Room]

The Shadow in the Dark

E Nesbit (The Railway Children, Five Children & It) invites you to discover her fears, from the ghosts that haunted her childhood to the terrifying tales that established her fame.

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Time & Location

26 Oct 2023, 19:40 – 20:30

The Banshee Labyrinth [Chamber Room], 29-35 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK

About the event

"This is not [your traditional] ghost story and there seems to be no  reason why any of it should have happened. But that is no reason why it  should not be told..."

Edith Nesbit, creator of "The Railway Children" and "Five Children and  It", invites you into her parlour, as she recounts some of her  unsettling horror stories which have long been overlooked in favour of  her male contempories.  

Featuring an all female cast, and including magic lanterns, eerie  soundscapes, and stylised presentations popular at the time of her  writings, this show presents an adaptation of "The Shadow", a ghost  story of lost love and longing, and "In the Dark", a terrifying paranoid  confession of a (accidental?) murderer, along with real-life terrors  from Nesbit's life.  

An anthology hosted by Edith Nesbit, the show will also touch upon the  authors own thoughts on the macabre as she records her tales of terror,  her memories, and her fears to wax cylinder in this new work from Oliver  Giggins, creator of multiple EHF Sell-Out theatre shows, and award  winning director and magician Ash Pryce.

Content warning: Murder, death, some outdated views


Tickets are refundable only up to 24 hours before the show begins. You can find all the details about this event on our website. All events at the Banshee Labyrinth are strictly over 18s. Accessibility is limited. Please see our website FAQs page for details on admission and restrictions. You should aim to arrive at least ten minutes before the show start time. Late Arrivals Policy for this event: Admission Stops After Five Minutes


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