Autumn was Oscar Wilde’s favourite season.
For us today, it’s certainly the spookiest!
In nearby Lancaster which had witch trials, events really start to happen by October!
There are cat walks and ghost walks which are ever-popular.
The Victorians loved this aspect of autumn and its literary offshoot, the ghost story.
Wilde certainly made his name in this timeless genre with The Canterville Ghost.
M R James also made his fortune from it.
Tales of departed souls also made great theatre for them because it was FUN!
You may want to check out the above link for a contemporary taste of old-style theatre.
If you’re new to my website, you may also want to check out for a previous post about Cellar’s production Tea with Oscar Wilde.