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Gothic storytellers come to Middlesbrough Libraries

Gothic musical storytellers The Book of Darkness& Light will bring their dramatic show to Middlesbrough Reference Library next month.

The concert is billed as “Three chilling tales. Two ghostly performers. One thrilling night.”

The Book of Darkness & Light is a new storytelling experience from writer Adam Z. Robinson and musician Ben Styles. Using a combination of original ghost stories and live violin music, the performances are spooky, mesmerising and charming. 

With the ancient book in hand, The Storyteller tells three chilling tales as The Musician fills the room with a beautiful, haunting score. The stories range from moving to macabre: In Plagued, a cruel politician gets his comeuppance when he returns home one wintery night. In Girl, Dancing an ageing stage star becomes jealous of her step-daughter’s fame, making a ghastly decision to get her out of the picture. In The Bonehouse, a historian comes face-to-face with the gruesome history of an abandoned village lock-up.

Each show also includes some short, local ghost stories and legends specific to the location.

The Middlesbrough Reference Library show takes place on Thursday, October 19 from 7pm and is suitable for ages 14+.

Tickets can be booked in person at any Middlesbrough library or reserved on 01642 729002 and are £10 each.