Sweet Track Events present Nunkie Theatre Company GHOST STORIES BY CANDLELIGHT A Pleasing Terror: Canon Alberic’s Scrap-book + The Mezzotint Two classic ghost stories by M. R. James Performed by Robert Lloyd Parry
Saturday 17th February 2018 The Barton Inn, Barton St David Somerton, Somerset, TA11 6BZ Show starts 7.30pm
Tickets £12 in advance (£14 on door) from: This page - click on 'Get tickets' Michelle Hilborne (promoter), 01458 224150 The Barton Inn Keinton Mandeville Stores
We are delighted to welcome back Nunkie Theatre Company with two more classic ghost stories.
This critically acclaimed one-man show is an atmospheric retelling of two tales by M. R. James, the master of the English ghost story.
Every Christmas, Montague Rhodes James, an eminent medieval scholar, would write and perform new tales to entertain friends in his rooms in King’s College, Cambridge. A century later, the stories by M. R. James thrill, terrify and amuse as powerfully today as they ever did. Robert Lloyd Parry recreates James’s entertainments in a truly atmospheric way, illuminated by candlelight and underscored by dread.
WARNING: CONTAINS MOMENTS OF PLEASING TERROR Suitable for ages 13+
'Lloyd Parry is always absorbing, and catches the sense of dread that gives James his originality.' **** THE TIMES 'Lloyd Parry's beautifully modulated performance is perfectly judged to send an enjoyable chill down the spine.' **** METRO 'This is story-telling at its finest . . . A gloriously ghostly and chilling winter treat.' THE STAGE
On Christmas Day 2013 and Christmas Eve 2017, Robert Lloyd Parry appeared on television portraying M. R. James in Mark Gatiss' BBC Two documentary, M. R. James: Ghost Writer.