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Robert Lloyd Parry brings a seasonal shiver to Melbourn, with his retelling of two of the greatest tales by M R James, the master of the English ghost story.
Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad – a tale of nocturnal horror on the Suffolk coast – is considered by many to be the author’s masterpiece. It is beautifully complemented here by The Ash Tree, a story of witchcraft and vengeance down the generations.
Every Christmas M R James would write and perform new tales, to entertain friends in his rooms in King’s College, Cambridge. A century later, these still have a special power to terrify and amuse. Robert Lloyd Parry recreates James’ entertainments in a truly atmospheric way, illuminated by candlelight and underscored by dread.
Oh, Whistle… is part of Lloyd Parry’s critically acclaimed M R James Trilogy, which has toured the UK, USA and Ireland since 2006. In 2008 it won The Dracula Society’s prestigious Hamilton Deane Award for Beest Performance in the Gothic Genre.
Praise for the show:
**** Lloyd Parry is always absorbing, and catches the sense of dread that gives James his originality
The Times
Lloyd Parry conjures an appropriately séance-like atmosphere for his own beautifully
modulated performance, perfectly judged to send an enjoyable chill of terror down
down the spine
18th March 2018 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, The Hub £10.00pp available online via the link (booking fee applies to online booking) or by calling us on 01763 263303 (no booking fee for direct)