Date & Time

Saturday 9th September 2023
Gates will open at 6.00pm for a 7.00pm start. The event will conclude at 9.00pm.


£20.00 per person. The event is unsuitable for children.


This promenade-style event will occupy a variety of spaces in the Mansion. Storytelling will happen in the Saloon on the First Floor and in the Parlour on the Ground Floor. Other performances will take place in the cellars, ground floor and First Floor rooms. Access is to the First Floor and Cellars is currently via staircases only. Those with mobility impairments interested in attending should contact the Box Office (details below) to assess the suitability of this event before booking a ticket.


This is an All New production from the Dark Tales team. This time, they are making use of much more of the Mansion, with performances happening in the Saloon, the State Hall, the Housekeeper’s Room, the Parlour and - of course! – the Cellars.

Plans for the evening are advancing rapidly, and under consideration are the chilling story of the Country House Library, the grim tale of the Tolpuddle Martyrs and their farm at nearby Chipping Ongar, the exchange of the Two Graces on St Kitts, soundscapes of 18th Century life, and much more. You might even meet Lady Henrietta and the Housekeeper in person! Returning for the show will be Sinister Masterplan (Laura Sampson, storyteller, and Sam Enthoven, Thereminist), actor Julia Stallard, and sound artist Gary Stewart with his extraordinary modular synthesiser. The Witch of Brussels, Martin and Rose, will bring their spoken word, sonic experimentations, bass, beats, and dark intonations.

We’ll also have some fixed Sound Installations:

  • Mhairi Vari promises 'the trilogy of three and the power of whatever' in the cellars;
  • Robin the Fog will reprise his Ruled by Darkness tape loops in the State Hall;
  • Experimental noise and sound artist Dushume will provide new experimental noises and sounds;
  • In the kitchen, deep in the cellars, Lucie Stepankova and Kate Carr will be creating new soundscapes based on the Copped Hall objects in the room. The Copped Hall bar will be open serving drinks, and a roaring log fire will warm you in the ground floor Servants’ Hall.

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Dark Tales & Strange Sounds at Copped Hall