All the world’s a stage at Halloween

Theatres are opening their doors and hosting ghost tours and murder meals for Halloween. (Image of last years Groundlings Theatre's Ghost Tour.)

Theatres are opening their doors and hosting ghost tours and murder meals for Halloween. (Image of last years Groundlings Theatre's Ghost Tour.)

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It’s that time year again, and as the trick-or-treaters come out and the ghoulish decorations go up, Halloween gives people the chance to dress up as whatever character they like.

Theatres in the area are no exception to the national holiday as the large empty auditoriums, littered with history, provide the perfect atmosphere for spooky events.

The Groundlings Theatre, Portsea, are holding Ghost Tours on October 29-30, from 6pm until 11pm. Guides will lead guests through their famously haunted theatre, where ghosts and zombie actors will test the bravery of all those who dare enter.

Tickets cost £5 to £6 from the Groundlings Theatre, Portsea on (023) 9273 7370 or go to groundlings.co.uk. Ferneham Hall, Fareham, are presenting a Halloween evening with a difference on October 30, with a murder mystery meal.

Cast and crew are all assembled for the showing of a new film, The Return Of The Revenge Of The Curse Of The Blood Of The Vampires Tomb. But someone has been marked for murder, and it’s up to the audience to find out.

Fancy dress is encouraged, with tickets costing £34 from Ferneham Hall, Fareham on (01329) 231942 or go to fernehamhall.co.uk.

The Kings Theatre, Southsea are celebrating Halloween with an evening of activity. Starting with a ghost walk round the city’s most recognised theatre, which stands at over 100-years-old, performers will read eerie ghost stories before a dance show. The evening will finish with the vampire film, Nosferatu.

n Tickets cost £2 to £8 from the Kings Theatre, Southsea on (023) 9282 8282 or go to kings-southsea.com.

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