Back on the Moonlit Road

September 16, 2015 | By More

Peapod’s tale of terror returns

The Moonlit Road and other ghostly tales, Edinburgh-based Peapod Production’s one-man tale of terror and paranoia, is back on tour in Scotland, with a clutch of Halloween dates at Summerhall.

Launched on Halloween 2014, the show’s script is written by crime novelist Caroline Dunford and her partner Graham Gibson, from an idea from Peapod Production’s founder Philip Kingscott.

Philip Kingscott. Photo Sinclair Mackenzie

Philip Kingscott. Photo Sinclair Mackenzie

Kingscott was originally inspired by the writings of Ambrose Bierce, Edgar Allan Poe, M.R. James and Bram Stoker, which his parents used to play to him and his brother to stop them fighting on long car journeys.

Describing the show as the “hardest thing I have ever done as a performer”, Kingscott told Æ: “Usually when you’re working on a play after the first few performances it’s very easy to get into a rhythm and just stick with what feels comfortable.

“That’s not possible with this show. Every night I’m thinking about what might happen if I moved there when I did that line or if I said this bit in a particular way. It keeps the show fresh and it means that every performance is a challenge.”

Disturbing events

A young man crouches in a darkened room late one night and waits. He waits. He waits, for something terrible to come for him. His unfortunate family has witnessed many strange tales: disturbing events, skeletons in closets, things half glimpsed.

But the story which The Moonlit Road’s young narrator is about to uncover is, perhaps, the strangest and most disturbing of the lot…

The Moonlit Road
Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, EH9 1PL.
Wednesday 28 – Saturday 31 October 2015.
Daily: 8pm.
Tickets £10.
Tickets and further details from: http://www.summerhall.co.uk/2015/the-moonlit-road-and-other-ghostly-tales/

Peapod Productions website: www.peapodproductions.co.uk
Peapod Productions on Facebook: www.facebook.com

The Moonlit Road on tour:
25 Sept: 8pm Cockenzie
Cockenzie House
01875 819456 Book online
16 Oct: 7.45pm Cumbernauld
Cumbernauld Theatre
01236 732 887 Book online
23-24 Oct: 8pm (+2pm 24th) Dundee
Sweet Venues (at The Old Flour Mill, Commercial Street)
Book online
27 Oct: 7pm Bathgate
Regal Theatre
01506 630085 Book online
28-31 Oct: 8pm Edinburgh
Summerhall
0131 560 1580 Book online
1/2 Nov: 8pm St Andrews
Byre Theatre
01334 475000 Book online
16 Jan 2016: 8pm Dunkeld
Birnam Institute
01350 727674 Book online

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