SEE a stage show with a difference that retraces a forgotten true story.

Tom Marshman will perform A Haunted Existence at the Royal Manor Theatre on Portland on Saturday, October 19 at 7.30pm.

Blending creative technology, music and projection, Tom retraces the story of a young man arrested for gross indecency.

In the early 1950s, 17-year-old Geoffrey Patrick Williamson was on the Exeter to Bristol train when he got into a conversation with another man, also travelling in his train compartment, who accused Geoffrey of making ‘improper approaches’ . The other man was a railway officer in plain clothes. Geoffrey was arrested at the next stop, Taunton. When questioned, Williamson revealed the names of men he had had sex with, so beginning a domino effect of arrests, prison sentences, aversion therapy and suicide.

A Haunted Existence weaves together history and hearsay to highlight turmoil, stigma and heartbreak and tell the story of Britain’s very recent, shameful past.

*A Haunted Existence, Royal Manor Theatre, Portland, Saturday, October 19, 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 for adults or £8 for OAPs. Call 03336 663366.