An audio version of Alan Ayckbourn’s ghostly 1994 play.
Written, directed and performed by Alan Ayckbourn
Final mix by Paul Stear
"No, listen. Just for a minute. Something comes through that door now, say. Say in the shape of Julia. Someone we know to have been dead for 12 years and there she is. Suddenly. Now I'm not saying this will happen, I'm just supposing this. What do we do?"
Years after his daughter’s suicide, Julia’s father Joe still struggles with the death of the prodigal musical genius. In her old room, he meets with a psychic and her boyfriend to seek out the truth about her death.
But some questions are better left unanswered…
In May 2020, our Director Emeritus Alan Ayckbourn and his wife Heather Stoney gave a remarkable gift to the Stephen Joseph Theatre – an audio recording of a brand new play in which between them they performed all eight parts.
Anno Domino was listened to worldwide, raising much-needed funds for the theatre during the difficult early days of the pandemic.
Now, Alan has followed up that well-received show with another audio recording, this time of his 1994 ghost story, Haunting Julia, with the author playing the three male parts.
“There’s definitely a place for audio-only shows as fine as this one”
The Wall Street Journal on Anno Domino
“It's a ghost story. It's a chiller. It's still very funny - and gently but disturbingly profound.”
The Guardian on our 1994 production of Haunting Julia
“…an unusually rich and deeply felt stage thriller.”
The Telegraph on the 2011 revival at the Riverside Studios in London
This audio play will be available to bookers from 1 December - 5 January. Once you have bought a ticket, you can listen as many times as you like during that time period.
Once you have booked a ticket, you will get a standard confirmation email, and nearer the time you will be sent details of how to access the play.
There will also be a captioned version available.
Age guidance: 12+
Tuesday 1 December 2020, 10.00am
Tuesday 5 January 2021, 12.00am