Joe O'Byrne presents

The Haunting of Blaine Manor

£12 FULL / £10 CONC


England, 1953.

Renowned American parapsychologist Doctor Roy Earle, famous for discrediting hauntings and exposing fake mediums, is invited to attend a seance in what is said to be the most haunted building in England, a building with a horrific history, Blaine Manor. Even the locals won’t set foot there, as all who walk within those grounds will be cursed.

But his arrival at the manor has awoken something, something horrific within the walls. As a raging storm closes off Blaine Manor from the outside world, Earle and the others find that what is waiting there is not nearly as horrific as what has entered with him…


'The revelations of witchcraft, madness, torture and the usual paranormal goings-on come thick and fast in this compelling narrative.' - Kevin Bourke, Manchester Theatre Awards

'Imagine the great Martin Scorcese suddenly popping up at Cannes with a good old-fashioned twisty-turny, Hitchcockian haunted house thriller. Well, local hero Joe O’Byrne (Greater Manchester’s finest chronicler of the modern day social conscience) is our very own Scorcese; and he’s done just that.' - Brian Gorman,

'The Haunting of Blaine Manor harks back to the age of classic suspense and horror films and film comes across very much in the same cannon as Agatha Christie or perhaps even Daphne Du Maurier.  The second act is where the play really comes alive and the twists are skillfully woven, which few, if any, will see coming.' - John Waterhouse,

'Written and skillfully directed by Joe O'Byrne, this is a ghost story with a cinematic quality... That this is a play people have returned to see is a sure sign of its enduring merit. See it if your dare.' -

'...without giving the story away, it has a very interesting and fabulous twist of which was difficult to see coming. The final twist had the audience gasping... This is definitely not one to be missed and I highly recommend a watch, all is definitely not as it seems at Blaine Manor!' - The Civic


Act One: 19:30 - 20:15

Interval: 20:15 - 20:35

Act Two: 20:35 - 21:20






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