The Canterville Ghost (2005) Programme
This is the official printed programme for the production ONLY.
Choreographer: David Fielding
Composer: Artem Vassiliev
Original Scenario: Lucille Briance
Costume Design: Kate Ford
Set Design: Andrea Harper
Lighting Design: Philip Gladwell
Sir Simon Canterville haunts the house of his ancestors. The curse can only be broken when a young girl befriends him, setting him free to go to heaven. But the ghost is too frightening for anyone to make friends with him, so the ghost gives up and enjoys terrifying the living daylights out of generations of the Canterville family. That is until an American family buys the house and the kind and sweet daughter, Virginia, agrees to accompany him into his ghost world. On her return she tells his story and sets him free. They bury his bones and the Canterville Ghost is happy and free at last.
Oscar Wilde's fun and witty story of The Canterville Ghost, performed for the first time in 2005, explores the chaos created by the ghost of Sir Simon Canterville who has haunted the ancestral home since 1584. When some Americans buy the house the ghost's life is turned upside down. It's up to the 15 year old Virginia to free him from his curse.