Ghost Light – National Writing Day 2020

As part of National Writing Day, a celebration of all things written, we are delighted to present a short story penned by local author Elizabeth Montague.  Elizabeth, who is part of the Rhodes team, got the inspiration for her story when the auditorium “went dark” as shows were being cancelled and rescheduled as part of the CV-19 control measures.  Traditionally when theatres “go dark” they keep a small light on the stage.  Opinion on the origins of this tradition are split; some say that it is so that the ghosts of actors past can still perform when the audience have gone home, others say it is so no-one falls off the front of the stage in the dark, what the truth is you must decide this for yourself.