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M R James first wrote his ghost stories to perform to friends in Kings College Cambridge in the year leading up to World War One. Now, over a century after their first publication, Nunkie Theatre Company have bought two of the eeriest and most entertaining back to life in this gripping, candlelit 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.
Performer and filmmaker Robert Lloyd Parry has been touring several shows based on the works of M R James round the country for a decade. He appeared as the author in Mark Gatiss’s acclaimed BBC Documentary: “M R James: Ghost Writer.”
LOCATION: At the Glade inside the Nest building with a warming woodburing fire and a flickering candle, deep within the dark of the North Woods. There will be a blazing campfire at the Fire Circle to warm your toes and sip your soup.
WOODLAND CAFE/BAR – serving hot chocolate (boozy or non-boozy), teas, fresh homemade soup (vg/gf) and lolly-waffles with topping.
TIMINGS: 6.30pm doors (show 7.30pm with interval)
TICKETS: £12 / £10 (under 16yrs / concessions)
TICKETS & SOUP : £3 extra (plus homemade soup on arrival – vg/gf)
(Recommended for 12+ years)
BOOK ONLINE HERE – limited tickets for this event
“Remarkable. Lloyd Parry is a natural storyteller, well able to hold, amuse and frighten his audience.”– The Stage
“Wonderful, magical storytelling. A pleasing reminder that the spoken word can be as spine-chilling as anything in the cinema.” – The Daily Mail
“The staging could hardly be more effective. Lloyd Parry’s beautifully modulated performance is perfectly judged to send an enjoyable chill down the spine.” – Metro
“I’ve seen Parry twice in one-man shows and he is absolutely, utterly mesmerizing.” – Michael Dirda, The Washington Post
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