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Ghost Story (Ravenhill)

Short Play, Drama  /  3f

Lisa has breast cancer. Meryl is a healer who believes in the power of positive thinking.
  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f
  • Duration
    Duration
    40 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Experimental
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Licence details
  • Minimum Fee: £39 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
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Summary
Lisa has breast cancer. Meryl is a healer who believes in the power of positive thinking. As time folds back on itself and then forwards, Lisa and Meryl trade roles as the healer and the healed, discovering that the world is full of ghosts.
History
Ghost Story premiered in 2010 with Sky Playhouse Live, broadcast by Sky Arts. It then premiered in the US in April 2013, billed alongside Ravenhill's The Experiment as Ghost Experiment, with STAGEStheatre, under the direction of Dave Barton.
Cast Attributes
  • All Female
  • Ensemble cast
Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
MERYL
LISA
HANNAH
  • Time Period Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
  • Setting Contemporary
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Duration 40 minutes
  • Cautions
    • Strong Language
    • Mild Adult Themes

Media

"It's a gem: heartfelt, dark, with astonishing character arcs." - OC Weekly

"Both a satire and a moving story about illness." - Guardian

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Authors

Mark Ravenhill

Mark Ravenhill was born in Haywards Heath, West Sussex in 1966. He studied Drama and English at Bristol University. His first play Shopping and Fucking was produced by Out of Joint and the Royal Court Theatre in 1996. Subsequent plays include Faust Is Dead and Handbag (both ...
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