Ghost Stories  
Ghost Stories : Bloody Mary and The Ten Minute Play about Rosemary's Baby

by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

Directed by Mark Joyce

Sunday 30th October - Tuesday 1st November, 2022

In the Tower Theatre Studio, Stoke Newington

The second half of a evening of Ghost Stories; the first comprised The Interview by Lucy Moss

Photography by Mark Joyce

Cast List

Horror Host
M.T. Graves
: Omar Aga

Bloody Mary
Laurie : Constança Bourgard
Ben : Henry Sharples

The Ten Minute play about Rosemary's Baby
: Ricky Pancholi
Girl : Lara Cosmetatos
Woman : Emma Cornford
Man : Simon Lee


Production Team

Director : Mark Joyce
Assistant Director : Anna Lindén-Boström
Set Design : Mark Joyce
Costume Design : Mark Joyce, Anna Lindén-Boström
Lighting Design : Stephen Ley
Sound Design : Rob Ellis

Stage Manager : Sarah Ambrose
Lighting and Sound Operator : Rob Ellis

Omar Aga
Omar Aga discovered his love of acting aged 19 while at University where he appeared in several productions on stage including The Jew of Malta and Almost an Evening. This year, He has appeared in KDC theatre's The Real Inspector Hound and their writers' showcase You, Me and Noor. He is set to take to the stage in two upcoming productions at the Questors Theatre - Haunting Julia later this year, and Little Dorrit next year. Ghost Stories is his first Tower Theatre production, and hopefully not his last.
  Constança Bourgard
Constança Bourgard is a Portuguese actress currently based in London. She got trained at Cours Florent and Identity School of Acting, having participated in a number of productions whilst studying, her favourite roles to play are quirky and eerie. This is her debut at the Tower Theatre and she really hopes she can make it out in one piece. Her biggest fears are geckos, Sundays, and the witches from Dario Argento’s Suspiria.
Henry Sharples
This is Henry Sharples' second play with the Tower Theatre, previously taking part in the production of Coram Boy after joining earlier this year. He is a young actor based in London who loves everything theatre and film related, including horror films which he believes are best viewed alone, so that there is no one else to save you from the horrors of humanity!!
  Ricky Pancholi
Ricky Pancholi discovered his desire to act post-Covid. The boredom of lockdowns forced him to explore a life that is a little more theatrical. He was in his first 2 plays ever playing Toby Maitland in POSH and The Reporter in Taking Care of Baby (for which he was awarded Best Newcomer and nominated for Performance of the Year by his University). Cache 2099, his self written play, was selected to be put on stage at the University theatre also. Ricky has since graduated and wishes to further explore this side of life, in London, through the Tower Theatre. The Ten Minute Play about Rosemary's Baby marks his debut.
Lara Cosmetatos
Lara Cosmetatos is an early-career actor and director with a taste for the twisted and a year of post-graduation disillusionment behind her. At the death of summer, she returned penniless from the Edinburgh Fringe festival, at which she directed Pearly Gates: A Kafkaesque Romcom in Heaven. Although she flung herself on or near the stage for as many student productions as she could (including Alice in Mosquitoes, the Marquis de Sade in Marat/Sade and Countess Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro), she has not done much acting since emerging from uni - Ghost Stories is the most fun she has had in months, and she hopes you have been appropriately horrified by the results!
  Emma Cornford
Emma Cornford studied Drama and English at Goldsmiths University of London. Since Graduating she has acted, written & directed many pieces as a member of The Johnson Family Theatre Company before going back to education to train as a teacher. She has taught Drama in London schools for many years and made her Tower debut earlier this year in Death and the Maiden. Her enduring love of horror started as a child watching the Hammer Horror double bills on telly on a Saturday night and reading ghost stories at Halloween.
Simon Lee
Simon Lee last appeared at the Tower as Cyril Fielding in A Passage to India. Other Tower credits include Thomas Gainsborough in Gainsborough Girls, Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, Creon in Antigone, Hovstad in An Enemy of the People, Charles Webb in Our Town and Jess Watmore in The Night Heron. Other acting credits in the UK and Europe include Jerry in Betrayal, Alec/Angel in Tess of the d’Urbervilles, John Worthing in The Importance of being Earnest, Maugrim in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Marat in The Promise, MacHeath in The Beggar’s Opera, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Gray Meredith in A Bill of Divorcement, Dr Kemp/Flegg in Warrior and Ralph Austin in Butterflies are Free. Simon also performed on the London comedy circuit with The Monochromes, a musical trio. He made his directorial debut at the Tower with the short play Green Girl last year.
  Mark Joyce
Mark Joyce is an award winning filmmaker from London with a love for everything horror related. This is his first time directing at the Tower Theatre and he thanks the Dark God Tchernobog for the opportunity and hopes he is pleased with the many recent sacrifices. Previously Mark has acted as Assistant Director on the Tower Theatre productions of Sweat (2020) and Baby Dolls (2022). His turn ons are cookies, Tony Scott films and sunglasses. His turn offs are no cookies, spiders and CGI blood in films.