THEATRE Colwyn will usher in the autumn with a slice of proper gothic horror.

Written and directed by Joe O’Byrne, The Haunting of Blaine Manor will take to the stage in Colwyn Bay on Saturday, September 19 at 7.30pm.

Picture the scene, it’a England, 1953. Renowned American parapsychologist Doctor Roy Earle, famous for discrediting hauntings and exposing fake mediums, is invited to attend a seance in what is said to be the most haunted building in England, a building with a horrific history, Blaine Manor.

Even the locals won’t set foot there as all who walk within those grounds will be cursed.

But his arrival at the manor has awoken something, something horrific within the walls. As a raging storm closes off Blaine Manor from the outside world, Earle and the others find that what is waiting there is not nearly as horrific as what has entered with him.

Tickets are £16.50, with concessions available, to book visit or call the box office on 01492 556677.