Things That Go Bump

2008

South Hill Park is widely recognised as one of the most haunted houses in England. Many accounts tell of two little girls - neglected by their governess who is keeping an assignation with her lover - trapped in their first floor nursery as flames consume the building.

Fireraisers' imaginative revisiting of the mansion's haunted past combined video projection, pyrotechnics and a specially composed soundscape, with a community cast of twenty five performers who became the silent ghosts of the park's tangled history. The audience, in masks, followed a trail through the darkened woods of the estate before finally arriving back at the sanctuary of the house.