' . . . 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 . . . '
Many of M.R. James' ghost stories were written to be read aloud to select gatherings of friends at Cambridge. If you wish you'd been one of the uniquely fortunate fellows present at those readings (and what sensible person doesn't?), then you will undoubtedly be interested in the new one man show by Robert Lloyd Parry, which is the next best thing.
Since December 2005 Lloyd Parry of Nunkie Productions has been performing one man shows based on the ghost stories of M. R. James, injecting a little gentle terror into the lives of his audience. 'Casting the Runes', the final instalment in Nunkie's M. R. James Project, will premiere on Hallowe'en at The Lowry, Salford, and then go on to tour the land. Along with 'Casting the Runes', Lloyd Parry will be performing 'The Residence at Whitminster'.
Tickets are already selling fast, so don't dawdle! Performances last about an hour and forty minutes, including an interval. For the full performance schedule, visit the Nunkie Productions website.