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Nunkie Theatre Company presents

A Warning to the Curious:
Two Ghost Stories by M R James.

Performed by R M Lloyd Parry


If any of my stories succeed in causing their readers to feel pleasantly uncomfortable when walking along a solitary road at nightfall, or sitting over a dying fire in the small hours, my purpose in writing them will have been attained…


Montague Rhodes James more than succeeded in this modest ambition. Over a century after their first publication, his Ghost Stories of an Antiquary remain the most admired supernatural tales in the English language.


James first performed them to friends at Christmas in King’s College, Cambridge.

Now, over a century after their first publication, Nunkie Theatre Company have bought two of the eeriest and most entertaining of these masterpieces back to life in a gripping one-man show.


Lost Hearts was among the first stories the author wrote and it offers one of his most memorable villains, the predatory scholar Mr Abney.


It is paired here with perhaps James’s most poignant and personal work: A Warning to the Curious, in which a young archaeologist is haunted and hunted by the guardian of an ancient treasure.


The English seaside has never looked so menacing…


Lloyd Parry catches the sense of dread that gives James his originality

★★★★ The Times


Suitable for age 13+                                       


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Monday 18th December 2017 at 7:30pm

TICKETS £12.00 (concessions £10.00)

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