Playwright Michael Punter: seasonal shivers

16th December 2009



The playwright talks to Aleks Sierz about his sensational ghost story, Darker Shores (Hampstead), a seasonal Victorian tale featuring spiritualism, seances and haunting, which raises questions about belief and about Darwinism. Recorded at Hampstead Theatre.

There are still 300 spiritualist churches in the UK – it was a bizarre movement sparked off by a pair of sisters in New York state.