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Casting the Runes - Two Ghost Stories by M.R James

Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 8:00pm
 
CASTING THE RUNES:
TWO GHOST STORIES BY M R JAMES
 
Performed by Robert Lloyd Parry
 
" . . . he put his hand into the well-known nook under the pillow. Only it did not get so far. What he touched was, according to his account, a mouth. With teeth. And with hair about it. And, he declares, not the mouth of a human being . . . "
 
In 'Casting the Runes' we meet the unforgettable ‘Abbot of Lufford, ’ Mr. Karswell – magic lanternist, historian of the occult, and scourge of the academic establishment. The story is perhaps best known for being the source for the classic 1950s horror film Night of the Demon.
 
 
It is partnered here by one of James’s most neglected masterpieces: 'The Residence at Whitminster' in which a dark shadow is cast over the precinct of a peaceful English church . . . 
 
“Storytelling at its best . . . ” The Stage
 
Suitable for ages 13+
Performance lasts approx 100 minutes including interval.
WARNING: CONTAINS MOMENTS OF PLEASING TERROR
 
Doors open at 8pm on Thursday 5th March 2015.
 
Tickets are £8 / £6 concessions and are available online from SEE Tickets, Skiddle or WeGotTickets
 
In person from the venue (01772 499 425) 
 
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