Ghost Stories at Lyric Hammersmith tickets
Ghost Stories at Lyric Hammersmith tickets

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About the show

Dr Goodman is a doctor of parapsychology, ready to presents us with his straightforward research on three cases where people have claimed to have had an encounter with a ghost or other supernatural being. The calm and collected academic should be able to rationalise his investigations, but their reenactments make for a deliciously terrifying experience in the critically-acclaimed Ghost Stories.

Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman collaborated on the script for both the stage play and the screen adaptation of this scary saga. Dyson is one of the members of sketch comedy group The League of Gentlemen, and writes books and for television and film. Nyman is an actor, writer and director, well-known for his work with illusionist Derren Brown, as well as extensive work in TV, film and theatre. Dyson and Nyman co-direct Ghost Stories, with additional directing support provided by Sean Holmes, the Artistic Director of the Lyric Hammersmith.

Simon Lipkin stars as the inquisitive Professor Goodman. Preston Nyman plays Simon Rifkind, Richard Sutton plays Mike Priddle and Garry Cooper plays Tony Matthews.

First opening at the Liverpool Playhouse in 2010, Ghost Stories later transferred to the Lyric Hammersmith before a run at the West End's Arts Theatre. Audiences simply can’t get enough of this frightening lecture, which has been revived in London and had a run in Australia, before being adapted into a film. The deceptively simple format and short running time lure in the crowds before scaring them out of their wits.

The popular production is also a success with the critics, securing numerous stars from print and online media. Ghost Stories returns to London to play a limited season at the Lyric Hammersmith, running at the London venue from 29 March to 11 May 2019, with a press performance on 5 April 2019, giving fans old and new a great opportunity to see this cult horror show.

Recommended for

Horror is a little-explored genre in theatre, but the acclaim this show has received from audiences and the press mean that it’s sure to scare. Check out this show if you like everything spooky.

Please note that this show is not suitable for those under 15 years of age.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 15+

Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 20 minutes (without an interval)
Opened: 29 Mar 2019
Press night: 05 Apr 2019
Booking from: 18 May 2019
Booking until: 18 May 2019

Seating plan

For detailed seating information for Ghost Stories, please check out our interactive Lyric Hammersmith seating plan with 271 seat reviews and 158 photos of views from seat.

Location and map

Lyric Hammersmith
Lyric Square
London, W6 0QL

29 Reviews Add review

Having seen this years back it started to come back to me so the tension was a little lost. However, those around me were jumping... More

stevesherwin 6”1, 82 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Amazing show. I went in with such low expectations and actually dreading the gift of the ticket. The theatre and production team are... More

kayleighevans 10 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I had seen this show years ago when it was in the West End and loved it. This production was just as good as I remember, and being... More

Jamb0r 178, 182 reviews, 8 helpful votes

Bloody terrifying and absolutely wonderful. Anyone who fancies testing their fear levels and give themselves a scare, I'd recommend!... More

bryonyjameson 5"7, 120 reviews, 2 helpful votes

The horror soundtrack from the bar is stronger as you enter the theatre, creating a strong sense of unease. What was nice was that... More

u2fancat 5'6'', 93 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Absolutely phenomenal show, a masterpiece of horror which is both painfully suspenseful and absolutely hilarious which work beautifully... More

ewanb 5'5, 15 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I'm not supposed to say anything, but .... .... .... ... BOO!

markh25 34 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Martin02 177cm, 94 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This is a jumpy scare-fest. I never saw the original run. I didn't warm to the film BUT the stage show is superb. It's made all the... More

barrythompson1 87 reviews, 3 helpful votes