Things The Go Bump in the Night

Things that go Bump in the Night takes its title from a rather sinister, traditional Scottish children’s prayer:-

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!

and describes a spooky night’s stay in a Scottish highland castle. Ideally, the following storyline should be printed in concert programmes to give the audience an idea what is going on.

It is dark and raining. You are on holiday in the Scottish highlands and looking for somewhere to stay for the night. Noticing a ‘rooms available’ sign you turn down an unlit track which leads to a magnificent Gothic castle. Even though the place looks a bit spooky, you book a room and using a candle to light your way, you climb the stairs to your room - in silence, except for the ticking of a grandfather clock. The bed is soft and comfortable and you begin to relax a bit but, just as you are dropping off to sleep, you are startled by the sudden appearance in your room of a ghostly bagpiper who disappears as quickly as he arrived. There is a loud scream from somewhere down the corridor, so you decide to leave and creep back down the stairs. Quietly opening the huge front door, you are relieved to get back in the real world and scamper to your car as the door slams shut behind you.