Ghost Stories

Ambassadors Theatre, London
Booking to 4 January 2020
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Not for the faint hearted, the worldwide cult phenomenon of Ghost Stories returns to London’s West End this Autumn.

Professor Goodman will visit the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End to confirm the supernatural is PURELY a trick of the mind…

Written and directed by The League of Gentlemen’s Jeremy Dyson and the co-creator of Derren Brown’s shows Andy Nyman, Ghost Stories is an intense and terrifying theatrical experience.

Keep telling yourself it’s only a show.

Please note that there will be no re-admittance once the show has started.

GHOST STORIES is booking from 3 October 2019 until 4 January 2020 at the Ambassadors Theatre, London.


There’s something dark lurking in the theatre. Enter a nightmarish world, full of thrilling twists and turns, where all your deepest fears and disturbing thoughts are imagined live on stage.

A fully sensory and electrifying encounter, Ghost Stories is the ultimate twisted love-letter to horror and an edge-of-your-seat theatrical experience like no other. Be it phantoms, poltergeists or simply a ‘bump in the night’, let’s play a game with fear.

Are you brave enough to book?


The cast features Simon Lipkin, performing as Professor Goodman, Garry Cooper playing Tony Matthews, Preston Nyman, appearing as Simon Rifkind and Richard Sutton, playing Mike Priddle.


★★★★ “An exquisitely eerie evening.” The Times
★★★★ “Brilliantly scary.” Daily Express
★★★★ “I had to sleep with the lights on.” Metro
★★★★ “Genuine scary fun.” Sunday Times
★★★★ “Brilliant and deeply unsettling.” The Daily Telegraph
★★★★ “An immaculately crafted evening of entertainment.” Time Out – Critics’ Choice

Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 4 January 2020

Important Notes

Age Restrictions: Suitable for 15+ Running Time: 120 minutes | No interval WARNING: Please be advised that Ghost Stories contains moments of extreme shock and tension. The show is unsuitable for anyone under the age of 15. We strongly advise those of a nervous disposition to think very seriously before attending.

Venue Information

Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London, WC2H 9ND
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

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Simon Lipkin to headline Ghost Stories at Lyric Hammersmith
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). [caption id="attachment_63378" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Richard Sutton, Preston Nyman & Gary Cooper[/caption] 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. Find tickets to Ghost Stories Ghost Stories runs from 29 March 2019 until 11 May 2019 at the Lyric Hammersmith, London.

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