Haunted by History:
Our "edutainment" mockumentary (what a mouthful!) series are created by Nataliya Oryshchuk and David Allen for the new streaming platform Virtually Ōtautahi (the Christchurch City Council). Without this support, we wouldn't be able to share the adventures of the famous ghost hunter and local history buff William Langford of Langfords AND his trusty silver spoon!
In each episode, the investigative team of NO Productions Theatre (armed with a shaky camera!) embark on a new spooky historical quest, delving into the past of Sign of the Takahē, Riccarton House, Mclean's Mansion, Cave Rock, and Mona Vale.
Haunted by History is lovingly dedicated to Christchurch heritage, and we are hoping to continue and expand this work in the future.
You can watch the full episodes here:
The Sign of the Takahē
In the first episode, the famous ghost hunter William Langford of Langfords helps NO Productions Theatre team investigate the mysteries of the Sign of the Takahē. Are those strange rumours about the haunting of the "castle on the hill" true?
In the second episode, William Langford of Langfords helps NO Productions Theatre team investigate the mysteries of Riccarton House: who are the Deans family? Is Jane's ghost still guarding her family home?
In the third episode, the famous ghost hunter William Langford helps NO Productions Theatre team find McLean's Mansion... spoiler: it is not on McLeans Island! And there is quite a story to tell.
Once upon a stormy night... In this episode, the famous ghost hunter William Langford of Langfords helps NO Productions Theatre team investigate the mysteries of Tuawera or Cave Rock in Sumner, and it's a whale of a tale!
In this episode, Mr Langford helps NO Productions Theatre team investigate the mysteries of Mona Vale... its history resembles a gothic novel, which will keep his ghost-detecting silver spoon very busy.