The Swan Theatre Company presents

Ghost Writer

By David Tristram

Directed by Rachel Butcher

Monday 18th - Saturday 23rd July 2016

Ruby  Pinfold, a talented but tempestuous actress is celebrating  the final performance of a new production of Hamlet. Tragically, that very night, Ruby, a renowned reveller with a reputation for burning the candle at all three ends, is found dead in her bed by her  husband,  the   playwright Edward Pinfold.  An overdose of naughty pills and booze.

One year later, however, Edward remains deeply affected. Unable to face the emotional torment of living in the house he once shared with his wife, he has moved into the  attic room of one  of  his oldest  actor friends,  Alex.  A  deep depression has overtaken him, and he is unable to write.

So there you have it. I trust you have managed to follow me so far. Because what happens next could be a bit hard to swallow.

We join the story on the first anniversary of the death of Ruby Pinfold.

May she rest in peace...



Doors open 7:15pm, show starts 7:45pm.


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