Once upon a time…

This week is National Storytelling Week and a time to appreciate and celebrate the power of narrative sharing. Whether it’s a ghost story, a murder mystery or a romantic fairy tale, stories have the power to whisk us away to a place, far far away! So in honour of this juncture, we’ve specially handpicked five new plays that will allow your imaginations to run free and get your minds ticking. Check them out below:

The Weir
On a cold, stormy evening in a remote Irish bar, four old friends gather, settling in for a lock-in to swap old tales as they laugh and drink into the night…

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The Weir is playing at the Wyndham’s Theatre until 19 April 2014. Find tickets here.

Strangers on a Train
A seemingly innocent conversation soon turns into a nightmarish and dangerous reality for Guy Haines when he meets Charles Bruno on a train journey. Ahead lies a lethal nightmare of blackmail and psychological torment that threatens to cost Guy his career, his marriage and his sanity…

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Strangers on a Train is playing at the Gielgud Theatre until 22 February 2014. Find tickets here.

Helene Alving has spent her life suspended in an emotional void after the death of her cruel but outwardly charming husband. She is determined to escape the ghosts of her past by telling her son, Oswald, the truth about his father….

Ghosts is playing at Trafalgar Studio 1 until 22 March 2014. Find tickets here.

Blithe Spirit
Researching for his new novel, Charles Condomine invites the implausible medium Madame Arcati to his house for a séance. Whilst consumed in a trance, Madame Arcati unwittingly summons the ghost of Charles’ dead wife Elvira…

Blithe Spirit is playing at the Gielgud Theatre from 1 March 2014. Find tickets here.

Ghost Stories
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the theatre, Ghost Stories returns, more intense than ever before. With some new moments of shock, this revival promises more jolts than ever. You haven’t seen horror, until you’ve seen it live…

GHOST STORIES - returns to London Feb 2014

Ghost Stories is playing at the Arts Theatre until 24 May 2014. Find tickets here.