Simon Lipkin will play the role of Professor Goodman in Ghost Stories, which returns to the Lyric Hammersmith later this year.
Written by Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentleman) and Andy Nyman (Fiddler on the Roof, Derren Brown: Mind Control and Trick of the Mind) the show revolves around a lecture on supernatural experiences and is described as ‘brilliantly scary’ (Daily Express) and ‘an immaculately crafted evening of entertainment’ (Time Out). The show is unsuitable for anyone under the age of 15.
Simon Lipkin’s numerous theatre credits include All in a Row (Southwark Playhouse); Nativity! The Musical, The Wind in the Willows (The Palladium); Guys and Dolls (West End); Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory); Avenue Q (Noel Coward) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (New London Theatre).
Joining Lipking will be Preston Nyman Catch 22 (Hulu) as Simon Rifkind, Richard Sutton The Crown III (Netflix) as Mike Priddle and Garry Cooper Quadrophenia as Tony Matthews.
The terrifying thriller previously ran at the Lyric Hammersmith in 2010 following its premiere at Liverpool Playhouse.
Directed by Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman and Sean Holmes, the show has design by Jon Bausor, lighting by Jame Farncombe, sound by Nick Manning and special effects by Scoot Penrose.
Also announced today are the Lyric’s series of Friday Film Nights, where four horror screenings – specially chosen by Nyman and Dyson – will take place in the venue’s 54-seat cinema. Dyson has chosen the 1980 cult classic The Fog, directed by John Carpenter, for Friday 12 April at 8:30pm, and 2013’s supernatural horror Mama, directed by Andy Mushietti, for Friday 26 April at 8:30pm.
Nyman has selected the 1975 Italian thriller-horror Deep Red, directed by Dario Argento, for Friday 19 April at 8:30pm and Japanese thriller Audition, directed by Takashi Miike for Friday 3 May at 8.30pm.
Dyson and Nyman will provide introductions to each film explaining why these are some of their favourite horror films.
Ghost Stories runs from 29 March 2019 until 11 May 2019 at the Lyric Hammersmith, London.