m.r. james: Ghost stories
Presented by Nunkie Theatre
Performed by R M Lloyd Parry
Two shows. Four classic spine-chillers from the Master of the English Ghost Story.
M. R. James first wrote his ghost stories to perform to friends in Kings College Cambridge. Now, over a century after their first publication, Nunkie Theatre Company have bought four of the eeriest and most entertaining back to life in two gripping one-man shows.
A Warning to the Curious - Sunday 9th April 2017
Lost Hearts features one of James's most memorable villains, the predatory scholar Mr Abney. It is complemented here by A Warning to the Curious, perhaps the author’s most personal and poignant work, in which a young archaeologist is haunted and hunted by the guardian of an ancient treasure.
The English seaside has never looked so menacing…
Oh Whistle… - Monday 10th April 2017
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.
**** 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
Sunday 9th and Monday 10th April 2017 at 7:30pm
Latecomers will not be admitted