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Friday, 30th Oct

Free - £5.00

The Growth House presents Tales at Twilight, an online performance event to fright and excite. Featuring live performances of songs, poems, dance, videos and storytelling based on real people's experiences with that which they cannot explain. 

The event has two parts: Performances and Sharing

Performances: 4 artists perform using real people's stories as the inspiration for original works of thrills and suspense.
Sharing: It's your turn! We open the floor up to the anyone who wants to share a strange occurence from their own life. We aren't looking for master storytellers, just experiences that answer the question: "Was there a time in your life where you were absolutely terrified, but could not explain it?"

Our acts for the night include:

Sophie Coward
Sophie is an actor-musician and aerialist, usually found touring fully accessible and riotous children's theatre. When not able to hang upside down while attempting to play the saxophone, she can be found on Zoom performing Shakespeare in many hats with Cream-Faced Loons, walking the Peak District and bothering the neighbours with baroque flute solos. She is very excited to create with Growth House for Tales at Twilight!  
@SophieCoward1 | Spotlight

James Varney
James is a writer and theatre maker based in Manchester. He makes work as a solo artist and collaborates with other artists on music, academic research, and theatre projects. He facilitates creative writing and theatre workshops for all ages, and has worked for Manchester Literature Festival, The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester International Festival and First Story. He also writes about theatre on his website and for Exeunt magazine.
@mrjvarney |

Will Gillham
Will is originally from East Sussex and trained at Drama Studio London. He has worked with many theatrical companies including The Festival Players, Petersfield Shakespeare Festival and Hobgoblin Theatre.  Embracing the online theatrical world, he has recently been involved with The Show Must Go Online, and is looking forward to sharing a chilling take via this new medium.
@Will_Gillham_ | Spotlight 



More announcements coming soon...


"Suspense, mystery and a Creepy Baby - what more could I want!" - audience member

"It was like being back in a theatre. Such a fun night!" - audience member

#DGUGO #TalesAtTwilight 

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This event is brought to you by The Growth House.

If you have any access requirements, please let us know once you have booked and we will do our best to accomodate you.

If I am late, will I still be admitted? Yes, though you will be muted so it doesn't detract from the performer or person sharing their story. You are welcome to keep your video off.

Can I leave my camera off? Yes, if you prefer. 

Will there be a break? Yes, we will have an interval half way through the performances. This is usually around 30-40 minutes after the start time. 

I had something weird happen to me once. Can I share it? Yes! During the Sharing section of the event (after we have seen the rehearsed pieces from artists) we invite anyone to contribute and share any experiences they have had. This is usually around 1 hour after the start time.

Is this event free? This event is Pay-What-You-Feel. You can choose to attend the event for free, but we encourage you to donate what you can to support the artists/companies performing on the night. Donations are split between the participating performers and The Growth House.

What if I don't want to tell a story? That's fine. You can sit back, relax and enjoy stories being told by others. There is no pressure to do anything. 


The Growth House

The Growth House is a live performance and production company that creates dynamic, socially conscious performances using movement, song and creative writing based on the lived experience of real people.