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Rumpus Theatre Company presents for its Autumn 2017/Spring 2018 large-scale tour:

Wilkie Collins’

The GHOST’S TOUCH!

The Ghost's Touch - Artwork

a haunting play based on the chilling tale
by the author of The Woman In White

Widower Stephen Rayburn’s young daughter Lucy runs back to him from the woods
in Kensington Gardens. He can see that she’s frightened. “Is it the dog?” he asks. “It’s not the dog,”
she answers. “It’s the lady ... I think she might be mad!”
The ghostly woman Stephen meets leads him into...
… a web of lust and revenge that reaches out from beyond the grave.

Terri Dwyer and Mark Home - Rumpus 2017 - The Ghost's TouchTerri Dwyer and Mark Home - Rumpus 2017 - The Ghost's Touch

Wilkie Collins’ THE GHOST’S TOUCH! stars Mark Homer
(Eastenders, Casualty, Silent Witness) as Stephen Rayburn
and Terri Dwyer (Law and Order UK, Holby City, Hollyoaks)
as the mysterious Mrs Zant.

“the haunting (in Wilkie Collins' THE GHOST'S TOUCH!) continues to haunt
the audience long after they have left the theatre”
(Thanet Gazette)

Terri Dwyer
Terri Dwyer

Terri Dwyer is a firm favourite with TV audiences from her appearances on
LOOSE WOMEN, 60 MINUTE MAKEOVER and THIS MORNING
but she is no stranger to strong dramatic roles with credits including
LAW AND ORDER, HOLBY CITY and HOLLYOAKS on TV
and DIAL M FOR MURDER on stage.

Mark Homer
Mark Homer

Mark Homer is best known for his role as Tony Hills in EASTENDERS,
while his other TV appearances include CASUALTY and SILENT WITNESS
and most recently THE DUMPING GROUND.
For Rumpus he has attracted excellent reviews in our highly successful productions of
THE SIGNALMAN, THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM and NEVILLE'S ISLAND ...

“Mark Homer displays an acting talent which far exceeds his
Eastenders credentials” (whatsonstage.com) … “outstanding” (remotegoat.co.uk).

Rumpus’s production of Wilkie Collins’ THE DEAD HAND “set the edge-of-the-seat
mood of this haunting piece to perfection” (Derbyshire Times) while
THE HAUNTED BRIDE
was “fantastic ... the audience jumped out of their skin” (The Public Reviews)
. Dickens’ THE SIGNALMAN was “an evening of old-fashioned spooky fun” (Kentish Times)
and DRACULA’S GUEST! had “a brilliant final-scene twist
that left the audience gasping” (Derbyshire Times).

“Rumpus guarantees to set your heart racing!” (remotegoat.co.uk)

... but who will feel the ghost’s touch!

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“Mark Homer as Rayburn holds the production together masterfully …
well-crafted, finely acted … sinister … voiced chillingly” (British Theatre Guide)

“wonderful characterisation … Homer and Dwyer are both superb in their roles,
delivering their lines with strength and clarity throughout the increasingly terrifying tale …
cleverly written words … superbly crafted piece … **** Four Stars” (The Sussex Newspaper)

“chilling and sinister … haunting tale … eerily-compelling … superbly acted …
outstanding and compelling performances … an impressive theatrical production …
a chilling and sinister atmosphere …
enjoyable and thought-provoking theatre” (Devonshire Park Theatre Ambassador)

“impressive … a different and distinctive piece of theatre ... it works“ (Eastbourne Herald)

Mark Homer in Rumpus Theatre Company's 2017 production of The Ghost's Touch

“Excellent … smartly staged, brilliantly acted” (Rhiwbina.info)

“A cleverly written, brilliantly performed and well executed piece of storytelling.
It keeps the audience guessing throughout and wonderfully
resolves its plot neatly at the conclusion” (Ents South Wales)

“there is nothing creepier to me than a menacing whisper calling for their daddy
echoing around a theatre … the brilliant Mark Homer …
the talented Terri Dwyer brilliantly conveys the line between delusion and denial” (Quench)

Terri Dwter & Mark Homer in Rumpus Theatre Company's 2017 production of The Ghost's TouchTerri Dwter & Mark Homer in Rumpus Theatre Company's 2017 production of The Ghost's Touch


Dates 2017
Venue
Box Office
 
Thurs 14th to
Sat 16th Sept 2017
Pomegranate Theatre
Corporation Street
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 7TX
01246 345222
Thurs 21st to
Sat 23rd Sept 2017
New Theatre Royal
Clasketgate
Lincoln
LN2 1JJ
01522 519999
Tues 26th to
Sat 30th Sept 2017
Devonshire Park Theatre
Compton Street
Eastbourne
BN21 4BW
01323 412000
Tues 3rd to
Thurs 5th Oct 2017
New Theatre
Park Place
Cardiff
CF10 3LN
029 2087 8889
Mon 9th to
Weds 11th Oct 2017
The Hawth
Hawth Avenue
Crawley
RH10 6YZ
01293 553636
Tues 17th &
Weds 18th Oct 2017
The Forum Theatre
Queensway
Billingham
Stockton on Tees
TS23 2LJ
01642 552663
Weds 29th Nov to
Sat 2nd Dec 2017
The Haymarket
Churchill Way
Basingstoke
RG21 7QR
01256 844244
2018
Mon 5th &
Tues 6th Feb 2018
The Key Theatre
Embankment Road
Peterborough
PE1 1EF
01733 207239
Thur 8th to
Sat 10th Feb 2018
The Charter Theatre
The Guild Hall & Charter Theatre
Lancaster Road
Preston
PR1 1HT
01772 80 44 44
Fri 23rd &
Sat 24th Feb 2018
Civic Theatre
Fairfield Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1JG
01245 606505
Tue 27th &
Wed 28 Feb 2018
Theatre Royal Winchester
Jewry Street
Winchester
SO23 8SB
01962 840440

 

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Rumpus is delighted to have been invited once again to co-present
the Spring Play Season alongside sister company
Tabs Productions at Chesterfield Theatres and on tour:

 

Ray Cooney’s

CAUGHT IN THE NET

Caught in the Net - Artwork

 

John Godber’s

WEEKEND BREAKS

Weekend Breaks - Artwork

 

THE SIGNALMAN

The Signalman - Artwork

 

Ray Cooney’s

CAUGHT IN THE NET

Caught in the Net - Artwork

 

 

THE SIGNALMAN

The Signalman - Artwork


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