AS part of Stourbridge Town Hall’s mini-Halloween season, NeuNoir theatre company is presenting an intimate reading of an Edwardian tale of terror: Carnacki, The Ghost Finder: The Horse Of The Invisible next week.

Written in 1912, the story by William Hope Hodgson follows supernatural detective Thomas Carnacki as he delves into the troubling case of a young woman terrorised by a spectral steed that’s reportedly haunted her family for generations.

Carnacki's uncanny and ghostly adventures, first serialised in publication The Idler, combine Sherlock Holmes-esque intrigue with darker, stranger forces.

The tale will be read by actor Richard Usher (Sweet Cherry Publishing's Sherlock Holmes audiobooks; BBC Radio; The Lost Hancocks: Vacant Lot) and produced by NeuNoir, a new West Midlands-based company with an extensive background in arts festivals and the media.

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The production will premiere at Stourbridge Town Hall on Friday October 29 at 7.15pm.

Tickets cost £10. To book and for more information call 01384 812812 or visit