Frighteningly good show coming to the Barony Theatre in Bo’ness

Phillip Kingscott aims to scare with his one-man play at the Barony Theatre.
Phillip Kingscott aims to scare with his one-man play at the Barony Theatre.

Bo’ness residents are in for a frighteningly good show at the Barony Theatre later this month.

A one-man play, brought to the stage by Peapod Productions, will aim to fright and delight as lead actor Phillip Kingscott (27) takes the audience through various tales sure to leave them spooked.

The Moonlit Road and Other Ghostly Tales is centred around a man’s family curse and his efforts to free himself of it.

The story, written for Phillip by crime author Caroline Dunford, consists of four different tales that are all linked and build to one big finale.

Phillip has been obsessed with ghost stories since he was a boy and loves scaring the wits out of the audience.

He said: “Ever since I was little and spent car journeys listening to ghost stories on tape cassette, I have been hooked.

“It means it is great fun for me to perform this style of play.”

The show is not blood and guts but sticks to a more classical style of horror, one which Philip is a fan of.

He said: “It is more Woman in Black than Saw, but I promise you will truggle to sleep after seeing this play.”

The show has been touring on and off across Europe and reviews have been positive.

Phillip, whose career began way back as a child in the West Lothian Youth Theatre, admits the show has changed slightly since opening night.

He said: “Of course some bits have been altered to make it more chilling. But the main storyline has remained the same because the writing was so good.”

The props used throughout the show include two suitcases, four coats and four chairs, and Phillip said the audience can be imaginative in creating the scene. This will be the final curtain call for The Moonlit Road and Other Ghostly Tales as Phillip looks to other projects, so book fast before no tickets are left.

The show is on at the Barony Theatre, Bo’ness, on Saturday, January 30, at 8pm

Tickets cost £10 (£8 concessions) and are available on the door or at 01506 824 414.