Craig Johnson’s earliest memory of horror cinema was watching Universal’s Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman on BBC2 with his father in the 1970s; a film which ignited an abiding love of the genre that lasts to this day.
A self-confessed horror addict, encompassing both cinema and literature, he cites Val Lewton, Mario Bava, Ramsey Campbell and Thomas Ligotti among his influences.
After studying theatre at Brunel University, Craig founded The Pandemonium Circus Theatre Company, which staged productions on the London fringe. After taking a break from the arts he returned in 2013 as creator and producer of the annual Ghost Stories for Christmas charity fundraiser in Brighton.
This is his seventh year of producing and performing in the show.
Corinne Strickett trained as an actor at The Poor School in London and went on to do a Masters degree in dramatherapy at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is an actor and writer and has worked extensively in film and theatre. Corinne played the role of Isabel in Attagirls at the Bread and Roses Theatre in Clapham and three characters in Crossing at the Hen and Chickens Theatre in Islington as part of the Camden Fringe Festival. She has also been involved in her fifth season of the 10x10 festival in Winchester. Other plays include lead roles in Stepping Out, Kindertransport and Colder than Here.
Corinne has also worked on a large number of short films and has played the lead character in two horror shorts (The Rocking Chair and The Loft directed by Dom Grose). Both are doing well on the festival circuit. She has also worked on a feature film for Northbank Entertainment The Legend of Halloween Jack where she was killed icing her cup cakes! She has also performed in music videos and has had voice over roles in The Pleasures of War an animated film for Channel Four and Keep Young and Beautiful for TVS, which she also co-wrote.
This is her fourth year of performing with Craig Johnson in Ghost Stories for Christmas and she is looking forward to sharing more chilling stories at the Lantern Theatre
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