AN EVENING of the unexpected will come to Whitchurch this month with three 'spine-tingling' plays.

The performances will take place at The Talbot Theatre at Whitchurch Leisure Centre, for a four-night run from Tuesday, October 26 until Friday, October 29 from 7.30pm.

All three plays will be performed by Whitchurch's Little Theatre Group.

A spokesman for the group said audiences could expect some 'spooky' scenes.

They said: "Setting the chilling scene will be 'The Monkey's Paw' by Paul Thain adapted from WW Jacobs.

"In this Victorian supernatural short story an ordinary family is given three wishes.

"The wishes are granted but at what cost.

"Rob Tovey directs this compelling macabre tale and also appears alongside Sarah and Scott Radford, Vicky Chisholm and Callan Purcell.

"It is followed by 'The Attic', a one-act ghost story by Robert Scott , the author of Anger Management which the group included in their summer show and the island play 'All By Myself'.

"Demi, played by Katie Wainwright, is trying to sort out the attic ahead of a house move, but becomes obsessed with a letter she has found.

"Is it a suicide note or confession, what is her connection with the woman from the past?

"Also in the cast is Glynn Williams, Peter Done, Debbie Alexander and Jenny Matthews.

"After the interval the final play is 'The Rose and Crown' by J B Priestley, set in post Second World War Britain which was grey, rationed and bleak.

"In a London pub an assortment of characters, with one notable exception, are complaining about their lives.

"Then The Stranger enters and makes an unusual request.

"Directed by Therese Hickland, the cast is Kathryn and Karin Goddard, Rob Tovey, Mike and Jenny Matthews, Sarah Radford and Glynn Williams.

"The cast involves a grand total of 13 members for this varied evening of entertainment with four making their LTG debuts – Callan, Scott, Glynn and Peter."

Tickets at £10 with £8 concessions on Tuesday are available online at on 01948 663220, from Crafty Birds or at Whitchurch Civic Centre on Friday mornings.