The Old Nurse’s Story – A Dramatised Reading

  • DATE

    29 October 2023

  • TIME

    7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome




    Elizabeth Gaskell's House
    84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW

Prepare to be bewitched in a terrifying night of supernatural drama, music and classic literature read in the darkened Drawing Room at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. The perfect Halloween treat!

The Old Nurse’s Story by Elizabeth Gaskell tells the tale of four generations of the Furnivall family from the old Miss Furnivall to the young children who are listeners as the story begins. As the nurse and her charge settle into their Gothic mansion, they experience strange happenings, the swell and ebb of organ music on stormy nights and the appearance of a spectral child, desperate to draw Rosamond to her death in the cold snowy landscape.

We can’t promise dark and stormy nights and ghostly apparitions but we can promise a creepy good time. Book now, if you’re brave enough!

Adapted for the stage by Dr Diane Duffy

In-person at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Sunday 29 October, 7pm- 9pm including interval. Tearoom opens at 6pm.