The Haunted Man


It is Christmas Eve and the past and the present are about to collide.

Jonathan has recently moved into a care home. As his mind deteriorates and reality becomes confused one memory stays strong; a memory of past love and betrayal; the one memory he wishes could be taken away.

A present is left for him: A book, an old copy of Dickens' The Haunted Man.

His carer Asha, reading the story aloud, invokes visions of Jonathan’s past life and with them comes a ghostly visitation, a phantom who offers to fulfil his wish through the gift of forgetting.

As the book and Jonathan’s life merge, he begins to understand that the phantom’s gift is also a curse. With the help of the chaotic Tetterbys, the Wild-Boy, the gentle Swidgers and a host of other Dickensian characters, Jonathan and Asha set out to find a genuine, lasting peace and learn the true value of memory.

Performed by a cast of four creating the host of Dickensian characters,

Kindred Theatre’s atmospheric new production of love and loss, frighteners and friendship is a blend of candlelight, shadows, music and theatrical storytelling perfect for those winter evenings.

The tour will be accompanied at each venue by an Audio Exhibition of stories gathered from intergenerational storytelling workshops Kindred are running to complement the show, the themes and ideas inspired by the participants’ real memories.

It is a story which explores themes which young children may not understand therefore 11+ is suggested.



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