Following the success of the critically acclaimed lockdown productions of Birdsong Online, Watching Rosie and Apollo 13: The Dark Side of The Moon, Original Theatre Company has now announced its fourth original online production since theatres were closed by the Government in March this year.
The Haunting of Alice Bowles, a new supernatural thriller by Philip Franks, adapted for the first time from M.R. James‘ chilling short ghost story, The Experiment, will be available to watch via originaltheatreonline.com from 7.30pm on 17 December 2020 until 28 February 2021.
The Haunting of Alice Bowles stars Janie Dee as Alice, Max Bowden as Matt, Stephen Boxer as Dr Hall, Jack Archer as Joseph, Alexandra Guelff as Caitlin, Robert Mountford as the Lawyer, Poppy Roe as Mrs Ivey and Tim Treloar as the Boatman.
In 1918, the recently widowed Alice Bowles is left destitute as she seeks to solve a mystery left by her late husband Francis. Moving to 2020, YouTube urban explorers Matt and Caitlin uncover a mysterious grave in an abandoned churchyard. What starts as harmless entertainment soon turns darker when their discovery begins to unwrap a mystery which has lain dormant for over a century.
The Haunting of Alice Bowles will be co-directed by Philip Franks and Alastair Whatley, designed by Adrian Linford and edited by Tristan Shepherd, with sound design and original music composed by Max Pappenheim.
The online production of The Haunting of Alice Bowles is produced by Original Theatre Company.