The Blue Orange Theatre’s resident producer, JW Theatres, presents a new stage production, The Wicked Lady from 28 September to 10 October 2021.
Combining contemporary thrills and ghost folklore, The Wicked Lady is a spine-chilling live theatre experience, based on real life historical characters.
Flickering from within the treeline, a single lamp burns in one upstairs window of an otherwise long-abandoned house. The chilling disappearance of a young child is what leads to Alice Beaumont being thrown into this isolated place, shrouded in secrecy and troubled by rumours of a ghostly past. Does the house itself hold the secret or has Alice unlocked something even more unsettling?
The crying winds of this terrifying ghost story become even more haunting when Alice finds herself trapped in the undeniable feeling that although she is far away from anyone else, she is almost certainly never alone.
Inspired by the gripping mystery surrounding the 17th century, real-life highway woman Katherine Ferrers, her secrets and her untimely death, The Wicked Lady promises to leave audiences feeling both terrified and fascinated.
A fearless cast of two will plunge the audience into The Wicked Lady’s nightmarish world of darkness and mystery from the moment they enter The Blue Orange Theatre’s intimate auditorium.
The Wicked Lady forms part of a 10th Anniversary season of the 2011 opening of the 100 seat Jewellery Quarter venue – a milestone and celebration that is made all the more significant following the theatre’s temporary closure during the pandemic.
James Williams, Artistic Director of JW Theatres and The Blue Orange Theatre expanded on the forthcoming production and what audiences can expect from The Wicked Lady, as The Blue Orange Theatre looks forward to welcoming audiences back; “Growing up in Hertfordshire, I remember hearing this story so often. I’m fascinated by the proven links to history – Katherine Ferrers was a real person with a verifiable existence, a member of aristocracy with a very dark secret. I find it chilling to hear stories of ghostly sightings and the inexplicable sound of horse’s hooves near to her haunts at night. That personal connection is what fired me up to think about creating this theatrical experience. This ghost story has all of the ingredients – the isolated house, the hidden secrets and the intrigue about ghosts and the afterlife. This is a brand-new production which encapsulates everything we love about horror mazes and scare fests. Audiences often tell us about wanting to feel like they are part of the action, and this story reaches out from the stage to give audiences thrills they’ll remember! I’m delighted to be creating this world première, opening later this year in Birmingham. Join us if you dare!”
Tickets for The Wicked Lady are available to book now online at wickedladylive.com or via The Blue Orange Theatre.
The Wicked Lady is recommended for ages 15+.