Tales of horror to be staged in the botanical gardens

TELEGRAPH'Loose Theatre Ghost walks at Sheffield Botanical Gardens'Eliza Broughton meets the Sheffield Highwayman
TELEGRAPH'Loose Theatre Ghost walks at Sheffield Botanical Gardens'Eliza Broughton meets the Sheffield Highwayman

LOOK out for the eerie figure of Eliza Broughton among the trees of the Botanical Gardens on Sunday afternoon as Loose Theatre once again put on their popular ghost walk as part of Off The Shelf.

Eliza was the estranged wife of highwayman Spence Broughton, the last man to be gibbeted in Sheffield.

“The audience will learn what being gibbeted means if they don’t already know,” says director Marion Haywood with relish.

Other tales from Sheffield’s haunted past being brought to life in the promenade theatre production include the tragic tale of the Green Lady of Firbeck Hall while a ghastly boggard will also put in an appearance.

A cast of six, led by storyteller Raymond Greenoaken as narrator, will put on two performances, at 2pm and 4pm.

Pictured in Sheffield’s Botanical Gardens: Eliza Broughton meets the Sheffield highwayman.