Plays Directory : The Canterville Ghost

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Oscar Wilde
  • Overview
    The story takes place in an old English country house, Canterville Chase, which has all the accoutrements of a traditional haunted house. Descriptions of the wainscoting, the library paneled in black oak, and the armor in the hallway characterize the Gothic setting and help Wilde clash the Old World with the New. Typical of the style of the English Decadents, the gothic atmosphere reveals the author’s fascination with the macabre. Yet he mixes the macabre with comedy, juxtaposing devices from traditional English ghost stories such as creaking floorboards, clanking chains, and ancient prophecies with symbols of modern American consumerism. Wilde’s Gothic setting helps emphasize the contrast between cultures—setting modern Americans in what could arguably be a classic symbol of British history—and underscores the "modern" thinking of the house's mismatched residents, the Otises.

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4 known characters


Connected mandy members:

Kieran Enticknap
Kieran Enticknap
Company Stage Manager
2019, Stage Manager (cover)
Unicorn Theatre
Philip Jennings
2019, Lord Canterville/Rumford/ Rev Otis/Sir Simon
Andrew Phipps
2019, Harry Canterville
Brookside Theatre
Alan McLaren
Alan McLaren
Actor
2019, MR Otis
Italy Tour
Daisy Leigh
Daisy Leigh
Actor
2019, Mrs Otis
Holly Pedley
Holly Pedley
Costume Assistant
2018, Costume Assistant
The Peacock Theatre
Candice Price
2018, Lucretia Otis
International Tour
Samantha Kerrison
Samantha Kerrison
Deputy Stage Manager
2018, SM
The Peacock Theatre, London
Matt Jopling
Matt Jopling
Actor
2018, The Ventriloquist
Edinburgh Festival
Jill Burton
Jill Burton
Technician
2018, Assistant LX/Followspot Operator
The Peacock Theatre, Sadler's Wells
Claire Wilmore
Claire Wilmore
Deputy Stage Manager
2018, DSM
The Peacock Theatre
Fiona McCulloch
Fiona McCulloch
Stage Manager
2018, Company Stage Manager
Pleasance One
Philip Jennings
2018, Lord Canterville/Rumford/Rev Otis/Sir Simon
Cameron Steen
2018, The Duke of Cheshire
The Casa
Jack Christopher
2018, Washington, Stripes, Rev Dampier
Tour Italy
Lori Flannigan
2018, Mrs Umney
Stella Backman
Stella Backman
Set Designer
2018, Assistant Designer
Katherine Price
Katherine Price
Costume Supervisor
2018, Costume Supervisor
Peacock Theatre
Leah Holmes
Leah Holmes
Director
2016, Stage Manager
The Brass Works Theatre
Amy Vickers
Amy Vickers
Actor
2016, Virginia/Stripes/Mrs Umney
Brass Works Theatre