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The Ghost of a Smile

Friday 18 November, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Adapted and directed by Gavin Robertson & performed by Nicholas Collett

From the team that brought you “Done To Death By Jove!”, “Spitfire Solo”, and “The Six-Sided Man” comes the perfect ghostly

Two of Charles Dickens’ creepy tales – with a comic twist. Tales with a tingle, but also a giggle! Two yarns to chill and charm! Stories with a shiver and a smile!

“The Queer Chair” from “The Pickwick Papers” tells the story of Tom Smart, who, sheltering from a storm for the night, gets more than he bargained for…from a wizened and debauched piece of furniture!

“The Ghosts of the Mail” – After a well-lubricated supper in the Old Town of Edinburgh, Jack Martin climbs into a compound containing the derelict skeletons of old coaches and falls asleep, whereupon he wakes as a passenger on an eighteenth-century mail coach, with three creepy companions.

Show – 90 minutes including interval.

Like “The Woman in Black” – but funnier, with fewer people!

“Robertson and Collett are exceptional!” Kansas City Star

“Compelling to watch…” The Guardian

Dine Out ticket package (£36 includes 2-course meal)
Enjoy a relaxed pre-theatre dining experience in our Old Laundry Bistro before settling down to take your seats in the Theatre.   The Bistro is located in our beautifully restored Laundrama building (situated just across the road from the Theatre and next to the Rayrigg Road car park).  Your Dine Out ticket includes a two-course meal from a set menu and your table will be automatically reserved for your party at 6 pm.

Ticket deal
Buy tickets for both this show and A Room of One’s Own and save!  Both tickets for £30 and the discount is automatically applied for you at checkout.


Adult ticket£16
Fool ticket (Friend of the Old Laundry)£14
Dine Out ticket (includes 2 course supper served at 6pm)£36
Adult ticket for this show + A Room of One's Own on 8 October 22£30
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Friday 18 November, 2022
7:30 pm
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Old Laundry Theatre
Crag Brow, Bowness on Windermere, Cumbria LA23 3BX United Kingdom
015394 40872


Bowness Theatre Festival