Be afraid...Scary event at Pakefield’s Seagull Theatre!
- Credit: Archant
It was a 'chilling' experience designed to frighten even the toughest of souls.
However rather than scare people off, The Old Time Radio Club hopes its Locked Rooms event for Halloween – the first of a series of themed activities – will attract more people to Pakefield's Seagull Theatre.
Club members Stephen Amer, Richard Melchior, Richard Ainslie, Josh Simpson and India Smith were responsible for hiding in the shadows last Thursday, October 29.
They made scary noises as a tour guide led people round the theatre's dance studio and rehearsal rooms in total darkness, with only a small headlight to show the way.
A number of props were also used, with chairs seeming to move on their own, pianos playing with nobody else around and even a ladder falling on its own accord.
You may also want to watch:
Mr Amer said: 'We have been recreating old time radio plays for a good few years but for the last couple of Halloweens, we said we should explore a more multi-sensory experience. We knew there were a lot of rooms upstairs the public don't usually go into and we thought about using ways to hide and make things happen.
'There have been other ghost walks in the town, but they are more a historical account.
- 1 Incredible aerial photos show scale of Latitude Festival
- 2 Family fundraising for Aimee, 16, after leukaemia diagnosis
- 3 'The vibe is good' - Return to normality on first day of Latitude Festival
- 4 Tributes paid to 'intelligent, humble, quiet and caring' family man
- 5 Seafood restaurant and bar set to transform historic Lowestoft pub
- 6 Lowestoft-area high school honours Year 11 students with glitzy prom
- 7 Iconic hospital likely to be sold to private developer
- 8 Popular Southwold fish and chip shop for sale for £850k
- 9 Coronavirus cases in East Suffolk almost double in a week
- 10 Man charged after late night crash in Lowestoft
'We wanted to do something a bit more experiential where people would be looking over their shoulders and using their imagination.'
Richard Melchior, who took on the role as the main protagonist throughout the experience, added: 'We wanted to do something more psychological and we liked the Alfred Hitchcock view of what you don't see is scarier than what you do.'
? Are you introducing a new event to Lowestoft? Email firstname.lastname@example.org