|Wigan actors become ghosts and ghouls
YOUNG actors from Wigan are set to turn a historic building into a giant, haunted house.
Quarry Bank Mill in Styal will be inhabited with ghosts and ghouls – better known as actors from Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in Wigan – and visitors will be invited to meet them during the property’s Spooky Tours.
“There’ll be a few frights involved, even for the bravest of souls,” said Rachel Whalley, Visitor Experience Assistant at Quarry Bank Mill.
The Victorian mill in Styal – which is steeped in more than 100 years of history – provides the perfect setting for a Halloween to remember.
Its floorboards creak at the best of times and the clanking machinery provides haunting memories of the past when the cotton mill was a powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution.
Actors from the will play ghoulish characters that will shock and surprise visitors as they are guided around the mill. ALRA students have put together a ghost story – based on the mill’s history – and promise to provide a real fright fest. Make-up artists from the academy will transform the actors into devilish characters who will lurk around every corner ready to jump out at unsuspecting family members.
It might prove too scary for some under 12s so parents are urged to book with caution for the tours, which take place over two nights (Friday October 26 and Saturday October 27).
“Everyone should know that it is a scary experience, particularly for younger children,” said Rachel Whalley. “If you don’t jump at least once we’d be very surprised, but we’ve run this event before and people keep coming back so it seems they really do enjoy being frightened.”
Booking is essential. Tickets are £7 and you can book now by calling 01625 445845.