Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, London, is possibly the most haunted theatre in
the world, housing several thespian ghosts.
most famous of these apparitions is probably the 'Man in Gray', who appears
during the day, but never at night, in the auditorium of the theatre. He is
dressed in elaborate costume, including a tricorn hat, powdered wig and cloak,
and carries a sword. Some believe that this ghost is linked with a man that
was murdered in the theatre some 200 years ago, whose skeleton was found in a
sealed room backstage with a dagger still wedged in the ribcage.
rehearsing for their opening nights have spotted the ghost, which most believe
to be a good omen, as the plays where the ghost has appeared during rehearsals
generally are a great success.
ghost that has been seen in the theater is believed to be the spirit of the
comedian Dan Leno. This apparition has been spotted in the dressing room that
inhabited in his acting days.