To celebrate the launch of the Garrick Rep’s new production of Haunting Julia, a ghostly writing competition is taking place.

Alan Ayckbourn’s chilling tale will be at the Lichfield Garrick in October and the theatre is inviting budding writers to enter their spooky tales for the contest.

The spooky stories can be fictional or based on a real life experience, but should be no more than 1,000 words.

The entries will be judged by the Haunting Julia team, with the winning story published in the show’s programme. Only one story per entrant is allowed, and the deadline for submitting a story is October 4.

Budding writers can email their stories to or post them to Chris Moore, Lichfield Garrick, Castle Dyke, Lichfield, WS13 6HR.

Christopher Timothy

Haunting Julia stars Christopher Timothy, Richard O’Callaghan and Dominic Hecht and is a funny, but disturbingly profound play that follows the story of three men coming to terms with the death of Julia.

Her body was found lying in a pool of blood 12 years earlier. Did she really take her own life? Joe, her father, wants an answer and with the help of Ken, a psychic and Julia’s boyfriend Andy, he intends to get one.

The show is at the Lichfield Garrick from October 14 to 30. Tickets cost £15 (£10 for students) and can be booked from or by calling the box office on 01543 412121.


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