NUNKIE THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
M. R. JAMES' GHOST STORIES FOR CHRISTMAS
ADAPTED AND PERFORMED BY R M LLOYD PARRY
NEW SHOWS ADDED DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND
“A sad tale's best for winter: I have one
Of sprites and goblins…”
William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale
The tradition of the yuletide ghost story probably goes back centuries. But it arguably reached its highpoint in Cambridge, around 1900, when Montague Rhodes James performed his uniquely chilling tales to friends in Kings College.
Now, over a century after their first publication, Nunkie Theatre Company have bought six of the eeriest and most entertaining of these masterpieces back to life in three gripping, critically acclaimed one-man shows.
A Pleasing Terror
In Canon Alberic’s Scrap-Book, a young antiquary discovers the devil in the details of an old book in a medieval town in the French Pyrenees… In The Mezzotint a ghoulish revenge is enacted within a work of art, before the helpless eyes of a museum curator.
Monday 12th December at 7.30pm
NEW SHOW ADDED
Monday 12th December at 10pm
Casting the Runes
introduces the unforgettable Mr. Karswell – magic lanternist, occult historian and scourge of academe. It’s partnered here by James’s most neglected masterpiece The Residence at Whitminster in which a dark shadow looms over the precinct of a peaceful English church…
Monday 19th December at 7.30pm
NEW SHOW ADDED
Monday 19th December at 10pm
Oh Whistle, and I’ll Come to you, My Lad – a tale of nocturnal horror on the Suffolk coast – is widely considered to be author’s masterpiece. It is beautifully complemented by The Ash Tree, a story of witchcraft and vengeance down the generations.
Saturday 24th December at 5pm
**** 'Lloyd Parry catches the sense of dread that gives James his originality' - The Times
Suitable for age 13+
Full details at www.nunkie.co.uk
Latecomers will not be admitted.