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Sunday, 18 April 2010 20:48


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New adaptations of Slemen’s scary tales are in demand with the next instalment of the thrilling theatrical experience now on sale.

Tales From Haunted Liverpool, evenings of chilling and dramatic storytelling continues at St. George’s Concert Room from Friday 18th – Sunday 20th June 2010 following their sell-out Nov 2009 and Mar 2010 runs.

These events are rapidly becoming Liverpool’s most sought-after theatre experience as Tom Slemen’s famous ‘Haunted Liverpool’ books come to life. Now, volumes 5 & 6 awaken in an atmospheric re-telling of his chilling tales, the third in this popular series of performances.


Tales from Haunted Liverpool is performed by some of Liverpool’s best-loved and multi-talented performers who will take you on a journey into Liverpool's dark supernatural world bringing the characters of past and present to life. The four actors, who will be announced shortly, cleverly deliver readings, performance, musical interludes and haunting melodies utilising every inch of the stunning concert room, making this a unique theatrical experience that leaves you wanting more.

Tales from Haunted Liverpool is adapted and directed by Jen Heyes who has built up an extensive portfolio in theatre production and direction, along with Lorca’s Blood Wedding at the Liverpool Playhouse in November 08 * * * * The Guardian

Director Jen Heyes said “A large number of our audiences are obvious Slemen fan’s but you can equally enjoy them if you are not. Myself and the cast realise that we have a huge responsibility when telling these tales to our audiences as they have already been acted out again and again within people’s imaginations”.

Tom Slemen has written 9 books of ‘Haunted Liverpool’ 2 books of ‘Haunted Wirral’ and the Haunted City book, all of which contains many spine tingling tales of Liverpool past and present, these books have regularly been number 1 in the Liverpool bestselling book charts.  Tom Slemen also has very popular columns in the Liverpool Echo and Lifestyle Monthly magazine and he also has a weekly spot on BBC Radio Merseyside.

Built in the 1840s, St. George’s Hall is widely regarded as one of the finest neo-classical buildings in the world and is a Grade I listed building. The opulent refurbished Concert Room has been a long standing favourite for readings, including Charles Dickens himself who gave so many readings from the stage and regarded it as a perfect venue.

The critics said...

“Each haunting tale was enhanced by atmospheric musical interludes, including Irish sea shanties, and mournful love songs which near left me in tears... Skilfully injecting moments of terror and humour in equal measure, a thoroughly enjoyable way to learn the ghostly history.”

Click Liverpool

“A superb show, the tales were creepy and totally fascinating whether I believed them or not”.

Phil Key – Freelance Reviewer

“A theatrical experience cleverly adapted by Jen Heyes from Tom Slemen’s bestselling books... with its remarkable show and tell, is a fascinating way of exploring them”

What’s On Stage * * * *

“Great storytelling at its best and in stunning surroundings, an excellent evening!”

Susan Lee - Liverpool Echo

We do hope you can join us for a spine-chilling evening.


Tales From Haunted Liverpool, St. George’s Concert Room

North Entrance, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L1 1JJ

Friday 18th – Sunday 20th March 2010

Performance, eves 8pm and Sat early eve at 4pm

Tickets £13.00 (Stalls and Curved Seating) and £11.50 (Balcony)

You can book now in person at Liverpool Echo Arena Box Office, on the ACC Live Hotline on 0844 8000 400 (Mon–Sat 9am-9pm and Sun 10am–4pm) or online on*

For more information visit

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