From E.F. Benson’s Ghost Stories
Performed by Gerard Logan | Directed by Gareth Armstrong
13 March | 8pm
14 March | 10:30am**
14 March | 8pm
Performed by Gerard Logan
Directed by Gareth Armstrong
Music by Simon Slater
RUN TIME 75 min
All performances in English with Italian surtitles.
**10:30am show reserved for students
Night Terrors by Gerard Logan comes to Teatro Menotti with English Theatre Milan
After sell-out runs at the 2011, 2015 and 2016 Edinburgh Festivals and, subsequently, throughout the UK with his award-winning shows “The Rape of Lucrece” and “Wilde Without the Boy / The Ballad of Reading Gaol”, Gerard Logan (Olivier Nominee – RSC) is now touring his new show: Night Terrors. The Ghost Stories of E.F. Benson.
This is an evening of three tales of the supernatural from E.F. Benson’s brilliant collection of ghost stories, “Night Terrors”. With masterful storytelling Gerard Logan will transport you to a darker, more sinister world of the unexpected and the unexplainable. The three stories (“The Dance”, “In The Tube” and “The Confession of Charles Linkworth”), are dramatic, haunting and hugely memorable.
Logan won The Stage “Best Solo Performer of the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Award” for his acclaimed performance.
A playgoing experience which is entertaining and educational
THE CREATIVE TEAM: BIONOTES
GERARD LOGAN, Actor
Trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, in London, where he won the Bancroft Gold Medal.
Credits include: leading roles in tv, film, radio and classical and contemporary theatre roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company (where he received an Olivier Award nomination), the National Theatre, in the West End, with numerous leading provincial theatres and in film, TV and radio.
Gerard won The Stage Newspaper’s “Best Solo Performer” Award at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival for his performance in Shakespeare’s great narrative poem “The Rape of Lucrece” which, alongside “Wilde Without the Boy” and “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” he is currently touring internationally. He recently won the “Best Actor” award at the 2014 Buxton Fringe Theatre Festival for his performance in “Wilde Without the Boy”.
GARETH ARMSTRONG, Director
Gareth has combined the roles of actor, director, writer and teacher throughout a career that has taken to him to over fifty countries. He has been a member of the RSC, worked at Shakespeare’s Globe and in the West End. He has directed a wide repertoire of work all over the UK as well as in Europe and America. He created his own one-man show, ‘Shylock’, touring internationally for ten
years. Since then he has specialised in creating solo theatre pieces with other performers and playwrights, and has written a book on the subject – ‘So You Want To Do A Solo Show’ published by Nick Hern Books. www.garetharmstrong.com
SIMON SLATER, Composer and Musician
“Night Terrors” is also underscored by a beautiful, original and specially- commissioned score by the award-winning RSC composer, Simon Slater.