A GHOST STORY FOR CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT
"A Warning to the Curious" by M. R. James
Performed by Robert Lloyd Parry
Monday 10th December 2018
in the Grand Hall and Old Library, Kingston Maurward House
Show starts at 7.30pm - Price: £10
This December Robert Lloyd Parry brings a seasonal shiver back to Dorchester, with his retelling of another tale by M R James, the master of the English ghost story, with funds being raised for charity - Taylors Rehoming Centre.
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, they were adapted by the BBC for their traditional Ghost Story for Christmas which were highly acclaimed. 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.
‘Sometimes, you know, you see him, and sometimes you don't, just as he pleases. I think: he's there, but he has some power over your eyes... He won't forgive me, I can tell that. And I was so happy a fortnight ago.’
A Warning to the Curious is the third installment of Nunkie’s M R James Project, following the critically acclaimed A Pleasing Terror and the award winning Oh, Whistle…A Warning to the Curious, inspired by the author’s holidays in Aldeburgh, a young archaeologist is haunted by the guardian of an ancient treasure.
The English seaside has never looked so menacing.
‘Lloyd Parry's beautifully modulated performance is perfectly judged to send an enjoyable chill down the spine.’
Suitable for ages 13+
Performance lasts approx 100 minutes including interval.
WARNING: CONTAINS MOMENTS OF PLEASING TERROR
"Lloyd Parry is always absorbing, and catches the sense of dread that gives James his originality"
"Lloyd Parry conjures an appropriately séance-like atmosphere for his own beautifully modulated performance, perfectly judged to send an enjoyable chill of terror down the spine"