I’m staying at the Shakespeare Hotel for the above show and it seems the Grand Hotel is haunted….. The Shakespeare features in business registers and church records of the Georgian era, and the name reflects the early importance of the Grand Theatre, (now the third oldest working theatre in the country) which first opened across the road in 1782, and where Mrs Sarah Siddons performed in many of the Shakespearean tragedies (and where her ghost has lived on ever since).