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NeuNoir presents: Bram Stoker’s The Judge’s House

This Halloween NeuNoir theatre presents The Judge’s House - a tale of creeping terror written by Dracula creator Bram Stoker, at Birmingham Back to Backs.

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Eager to pursue his studies away from familiar distractions, maths student Malcolmson heads to the small sleepy remote market town of Benchurch.

There, he discovers a desolate fortified Jacobean manor. Though once owned by a cruel and merciless ‘hanging judge’ (now deceased), and seemingly feared by superstitious locals, Malcolmson nonetheless deems it perfect.

Moving into the imposing vacant property, his intense study initially goes well until his peace is violently disturbed by an infestation of gnawing rats, whose repellent invasions become bolder and bolder with each passing night ...

Author, Bram Stoker, was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1847. Hugely influential, his chilling Gothic vampire tale re-shaped the horror genre and launched one of the most enduring characters in popular culture, establishing Stoker’s reputation as a master horror writer.

The Judge’s House was originally published in Christmas 1891. A dark story of a skeptical scholar and a seemingly haunted house, it warns of the inherent dangers of dismissing superstition and is widely regarded as one of Stoker’s greatest horror achievements.

Read by actor Richard Usher (Sweet Cherry Publishing’s Sherlock Holmes audiobooks; BBC Radio; The Lost Hancocks: Vacant Lot), The Judge’s House is the fourth production from NeuNoir, whose previous spooky outings have included readings of WH Hodgson’s Carnacki: The Ghost Hunter, EF Benson’s The Outcast and MR James’ Casting The Runes.



Event ticket prices

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All £10.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895


Not suitable for Children

Meeting point

Court 15 Bookshop at the Birmingham Back to Backs

What to bring and wear

Please wear comfortable and warm clothing. The event takes place inside the Back to Backs but we suggest wrapping up warm.


Event space is fully accessible.

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