Pan Narrans' Ghost Stories

"At their essence ghost stories provide the listener with a kind of pleasing terror"


  • Created in conjunction with Accidental theatre in October 2015
  • Performed in Accidental's Theatre Space
  • Featuring 8 different acts

After visiting Accidental Theatre for the first time on one of their Scratch Nights, we fell in love with their space. It's such a perfect venue for storytelling. Luckily Halloween was just around the corner, so it was a perfect excuse to organise a night of Ghost Stories!

We put out the call, and people answered - we ended up with 8 incredibly varied acts - from new writing, to Gothic poetry, to a murder mystery at the 2002 Northern Irish Disco Dancing Championship.

The night was a great success, the venue was absolutely packed and with such a variety of acts to show it was a brilliant celebration, not only of  storytelling, but of the arts community in Belfast in general.

The Night Featured:

  • Edgar Allen Poe's The Raven retold by Michael Patrick
  •  The Poetry and stories of award winning local writer Phyllis McKenna
  • Mephistopheles from Goethe's Faust as performed by Peter Francis Fahy
  • AcidA new monologue written and performed by Gavin Turtle.
  • "Chilli" from Pat McCabe's The Dead School, adapted by Jim O'Hagan, and acted by Owen McCavana.
  • Jonathan Bailie's Butterflies, performed by Holly Hannaway
  • Ghostly Tales told by Patrick McBrearty and Catherine Rees.
  • The Scampi, Chips and Tartar Sauce Experience: Murder on the Dancefloor written and performed by Gary Crossan, Chris Grant and Stephen Coulter. Also featuring Rosie Barry.

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