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Paper Cinema – Ghost Stories: Tales of the Supernatural

Thursday 1 January 1970
Duration: 140 minutes

A wintery show for long, dark nights, live film animation company The Paper Cinema present a bewitching new production based on ghostly tales from around the country.
Beguiling pen and ink drawings are magically brought to life by two puppeteers and a projector to create a unique, animated film. They are joined by a hugely talented ensemble of multi-instrumentalists (including violin, guitar, musical saw and live looping) performing the atmospheric soundtrack live on stage.
Discover what happened when the Devil came to Cornwall, strange happenings in a bewitched house in Devon, ghostly apparitions in Shropshire and a headless rider in Savernake Forest, Wiltshire.
Suitable for 8 years upwards.

Produced by Sound UK Arts with funding from Arts Council England

‘ingenious and beautiful… bound to delight’ The Telegraph

‘any production by this small British company is bound to be something special’ The Times

‘The pleasure here is not just that the animations are both sinister and enchanting, or that the wonderful music gives the whole thing the feel of a quirky silent movie, but also that you can see how the show is being made right before your eyes. The mechanics are fully revealed, and being able to observe the process in no way diminishes what you see but rather enhances it.’ The Guardian

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