“I WOULD recommend people don’t come on their own.”
That’s the advice from actor Andrew Lancel, leading man in The Small Hand, from the pen of The Woman in Black author Susan Hill. The 44-year-old and his fellow cast members Diane Keen (Doctors) and Robert Duncan (Drop The Dead Donkey) have been busy putting the finishing touches to what he describes as a spine-tingling ghost story.
He said: “It is very scary and it is very now. We have been adding on all the sounds and effects and giving ourselves suitable spine-tingles. It is very much a ghost story. It is quite a unique piece, it is a psychological piece and we are really enjoying it.”
Andrew comes to the show on the back of a critically-acclaimed performance in Epstein, the story of Beatles manager Brian Epstein. A planned break, Epstein required Andrew to be on stage throughout the production, was put on hold when Andrew heard about The Small Hand.
He said: “I always wanted to do a supernatural story, I’ve always been interested in ghosts. I read it and I loved it and I thought ‘how am I going to do that on stage?’ and those are the roles which are interesting.