Brand new drama set to go live on Great Yarmouth seafront

24th May 2021

Seaside drama will unfold on Great Yarmouth seafront next week (June 1-2) as a new play has its premiere on the promenade.

Ghosted follows a group of teenagers when they delve into the disappearance of their friend.

The new work by Norfolk playwright James McDermott, who recently joined the EastEnders script team, is being staged outdoors – to conquer Covid restrictions and reflect the setting of the youngster’s coastal home town.

Its first ever performances are on June 1 and 2, with audience members asked to gather at St George’s Theatre to collect headsets which will help them follow the action as it moves around the streets – and to get extra information that helps the plot.

The audience will walk between scene locations stretching from near the Pirates Cove Adventure Golf to the Venetian Waterways each side of the Britannia Pier.

St George’s director Debbie Thompson said: “We are really excited about bringing this new drama to a Norfolk seafront. It was specially commissioned and James really knows the subject having grown up as a teenager in a Norfolk seaside town.”

The plot explores the friends’ characters, romances, and secrets which could explain the absence of their mate Ash whose clothes are found on the beach.

The cast is: Ashton Owen as Adam, Charlie Randall (Ash), Meg Artherton (Chloe), Meg Sharman (Fish), Oliver Westlake (Jake), Sam Thompson (Jet) and Amy English (Flo).

It is directed by experienced and acclaimed West End director, actor, writer and filmmaker Marcus Romer from Cambridge.

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