Well all went fantastically well again, as we thrilled a wonderful audience who enjoyed the whole ghost train roller coaster ride. We had a fantastic time there, check their reaction in the video below, and further down check the reactions from other venues on the tour.
It's really fantastic to see such large crowds back in theatres again, this time there were 421 lovely people there to see Friday's show. Big thanks to them and the management and staff of the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield.
As you can see the 430 strong audience really enjoyed the show, and we really can't wait to return. Thank you Stafford, wonderful people and a wonderful theatre.
The two previous venues to The Gatehouse in Stafford were literally Coast to Coast - from the oldest working theatre in Wales, Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay to the magnificently gothic Scarborough Spa, right on the East Yorkshire coast line. Coming out of (or should I say still being in) the Covid pandemic we were always worried about how this would affect audience numbers. From the responses we've seen on the tour confidence is building in audiences and so many have expressed how great it is to be in theatres again.
More than anything they've really expressed how much they love this show, the show's facebook page is filling up with amazing reaction to the play, the cast, the lighting and sound design, the shocks, the horror, the laughs and the jaw dropping twists at the end.
An older video below from one of our Halloween shows a couple of years ago (which is why some of the interviewees here look particularly interesting - getting with the Halloween vibe), but again this gives you a feeling of how well the show is going down with audiences.
Below you will find a few images of the show, taken by Darren McGinn. Huge thanks to all you audiences and the amazing management and staff at all of the venues we've been to so far, you've been absolutely fantastic. The Coast to Coast Tour will return on Friday 18th of March at Wakefield's majestic Theatre Royal, and as I write this the show is selling fast and looks like it will be a sold out show...so book your tickets here:
We really can't wait...
Joe and The Haunting of Blaine Manor Cast and Crew
*This is an updated blog, the original was posted in November, 2021. Updated 28/02/22