Tickets are now on sale for the first Ghost In The Gardens Tour taking place at the National Botanic Garden of Wales at Llanarthne (just off the main A48) in Carmarthenshire on Friday 27th February. There will be two walks during the evening, each a little over an hour long, starting from the Stable Block at 6 and 7.30pm. During my researches so far I have managed to uncover a host of great stories and come across some very authentic ghostly experiences. And naturally, we will all be taking part in some unusual magical experiments along the way. Tickets are £10 and can be booked directly from the NBGW by calling 01558 667149. Places are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.
Counting down the days until Adrian Mole – The Musical opens at the Leicester Curve. Previews from March 7th with “first night” on March 17th. Check out this new video from YouTube by clicking on the poster or following this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AylzYm2w-6k
The search is on to uncover more of Carmarthen’s ghost stories for a new Ghost Walk I am planning for the autumn. Despite the fact that King Street, whose Antiques Centre is shown in the photo, dates back to the Roman occupation there seem to be precious few stories relating to this part of town. However, I have stumbled across plans by staff at the Lyric Theatre to hold a sleepover there – a number of spooks have been seen about the place over the years – and heard of a haunted shop where a customer was once hit by a handbag flung off the shelf by a poltergeist. And then there is the chemist’s shop with three layers of cellars beneath street level which I am itching to explore. If you know of a Carmarthen ghost story do let me know so that I can explore further.
Leicester Curve has just announced the names of the four boys chosen to play Adrian Mole in the new musical which opens in March. Pictured with Director Luke Shepherd (assistant director on the multi-award winning Matilda) are Toby Murray, from Brighton, and Lewis Andrews, from Walton-on-Thames, both 13; plus Sebastian Croft, from Oxford, and Joel Fossard-Jones, from Leicester, who will turn 13 later this year. Written by my son Jake and his writing partner Pippa Cleary the show opens to previews on March 7th – cannot wait!
It’s a beautiful place by day. But at night. At night it’s a very different story. Coming soon – an evening ghost walk through the grounds of the National Botanic Garden of Wales. We are running a couple of trial walks next month with a view to making them a regular attraction. Watch this space for more details.