The Horror of Abbadia Mare: An Adaptation of Five H.P. Lovecraft Stories
In October 1929, overshadowed by the collapse of the stock market, the transfer of the castle Abbadia Mare to the shores of America was complete.
With it came a horror which brought down one of the most prolific inventors of his time and with him, the House of Hammond.
Almost 100 years ago, this closely guarded secret was transcribed by John Hays Hammond, Jr. in the margins of a forbidden book.
We are prepared to finally tell the story!
This October, Hammond Castle Museum will offer a room-to-room theater performance of The Horror of Abbadia Mare, an adaptation of five H.P.
Lovecraft stories set within the Castle and adapted around our founder John Hays Hammond Jr. The Horror-Fan culture will recognize many of the elements of H.P.
Lovecraft stories woven together with catastrophic results of Hammond’s insatiable curiosity and research into his family’s dark past at Miskatonic University’s Library.
As guests move through the inner rooms of the Castle they come upon various members of the Hammond household and are drawn into a story of frantic and erratic happenings within the castle’s walls.
The five adaptations include Lovecraft’s: Dunwich Horror, Dreams in the Witch House, The Hound, The Color of Space, and From Beyond.
Performances begin at 6 pm and run every 15 minutes through 9 pm on Friday, October 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th.
Performances are limited to 8 audience members at a time.
Each story is approximately eight to 10 minutes long and the program runs 60 minutes in total.
This program is appropriate for children ages 13 years and older.
Advance reservations are required.
Tickets are $25 each.
Performances begin at 6pm and run every 15 minutes. Last performance begins at 9pm.
Hammond Castle Museum, 80 Hesperus Avenue, Gloucester, MA, 01930 map
Heavy traffic should be considered when planning your travel time. Take I-95 North out of Boston to Exit 45, then route 128 North to Exit 14. Turn right onto Route 133 to the very end of that highway, and with the ocean directly in front of you turn right onto Route 127. Approximately 3/4 of a mile from that intersection the road will begin to narrow. Look for a blue and white sign on your left for the castle, and turn onto Hesperus Avenue. The castle is just a few blocks down Hesperus Avenue on your left. Park in the lot off the street, and take the walkway and stairs down to the entrance.
- Check in begins 15 minutes prior to the ticketed tour time. Heavy traffic should be considered when planning your travel time. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate those who arrive more than 10 minutes past the start of their ticketed performance time.
- All ticket sales are final and exchanges for other performances are not offered.
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