Mark Gatiss and Julian Rhind-Tutt in Darker ShoresStarring Doctor Who scriptwriter (The Unquiet Dead, The Idiot’s Lantern) and guest star (The Lazarus Experiment) Mark Gatiss, Darker Shores runs from Thursday, 3rd December to Wednesday, 16th January.

Alongside Julian Rhind-Tutt (Green Wing, Oliver Twist) and Vinette Robinson (42‘s Abi Lerner), Michael Punter’s Darker Shores follows the traditions of the finest ghost stories, a gripping and shadowy tale of suspense…

‘And then it began… Unmistakable. Something within the seasound. Speaking. Speaking to me…’

Christmas 1875. Professor Gabriel Stokes retreats to The Sea House, an old family haunt on the desolate Sussex coast. No sooner has he arrived than his peace is disturbed by mysterious goings on.

He enlists the help of an American spiritualist, Tom Beauregard. Together the two embark on a terrifying journey to discover the true history of the house.

Tickets are available from the Hampstead Theatre box office on 020 7722 9301 or www.hampsteadtheatre.com.

(Thanks to Caroline Harris)