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Spooky talk and musical at haunted seaside theatre

A theatre which has a resident ghost is hosting a spooky “fight night” on Halloween.

Reports of a mystery figure in the auditorium at Sheringham Little Theatre stretch back decades.

And on Tuesday, October 31, local actor, storyteller, writer and ghost walk host Steve Banks will be exploring local spooky stories, myths, mysteries and legends.

Steve, who also works in the theatre box office, said: “The show will explore our fascination with the paranormal, all things ghostly and things that go bump in the night.

“We’ll be looking at famous unexplained mysteries, famous encounters with the spirit world as well as some local stories that people may not have heard before.  It’s going to be great fun, but don’t get too comfortable…there could be a sting in the tail.”

The show is suitable for those aged 14 and over and is not for the faint-hearted.

Young people can also create and star in their own spooky show through a Halloween Musical Theatre Course the previous week.

The venue’s regular panto choreographer Vicky Feetham is running an intensive three-day course for eight to 18 year olds running from tomorrow (October 25) to Friday (October 27), culminating in a show at 6pm on the Friday.

For tickets and more information contact the Sheringham Little Theatre box office on 01263 822347 or www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com

Steve Banks

 

Ambulance service urges public to be ‘spooky but safe’ this Halloween

Parents of trick or treaters are being reminded of some simple but important advice to ensure their children can enjoy Halloween safely.

Last year’s Halloween saw the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) receive more than 3,000 999 calls across the region, with more than 1,000 classed as immediately life-threatening.

Damon Wheddon, an area clinical lead at EEAST, said: “While we want everyone to enjoy the fun that goes with Halloween, we want them to go smoothly and safely. Simple tips for parents include examining all treated for choking hazards and tampering before eating, ensure costumes stay away from naked flames such as candles, and always make sure that children are accompanied by an adult when trick or treating.”

He added: “It’s also best you try and stay close to your home in streets you know, and use the green cross code when crossing roads.”

Share information from EEAST about how to stay safe this Halloween using Twitter @EastEnglandAmb or by using the #HalloweenSafety #StaySafe.
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