Stephen T Castle Cells (med)Stephen Tomlin founded and produced all the company’s productions between 2000-2006, establishing Lancaster Castle as a venue for public performance.

Stephen comments: “Heading up Demi-paradise over 17 years allowed me the extraordinary privilege of working with an amazing rolling ensemble of professional technical and acting talent drawn from all over the north of England. It has been one big creative adventure from first to last and a sustained high point of my 45 year career in the performing arts. Moving across the Pennines to my beloved country home in Northumberland in May 2017 was not retirement (what’s that?) but a very welcome re-alignment of the work/life balance which has provided refreshing opportunities to develop creative ideas and make new contacts.”

True to his word Stephen has set up an Autumn 2018 tour of arts and community based venues in the Tyne valley and Dumfries. Haunted continues the successful format he established with Ghostly Tales at Lancaster Castle – a mixture of classic and modern short fiction by some of the greatest writers of the genre narrated by experienced professional actors in intimate & atmospheric cultural settings. Stephen is joined on this latest demi-paradise production by Sue McCormick, Grace Kirby and Janine Birkett to narrate a selection of hugely evocative supernatural tales on and around the feast of Halloween.

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More details of the stories, readers and performances nearer the time, here and on social media.