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Drama for a Midwinter Evening

Event ListingDrama for a Midwinter Evening

Monday 27th January, 7.30pm at Woodbridge Library

Robert Lloyd Parry brings a seasonal shiver to Woodbridge with Oh Whistle… –  his retelling of two of the greatest tales by M R James, the master of the English ghost story.

Described by The Stage as ‘story-telling at its finest’ and by the Daily Mail as ‘wonderful, magical’,  Lloyd Parry of Nunkie Theatre Company has spear-headed The M R James Project, an initiative to bring back to life the most entertaining of James’s endearingly brilliant tales. He will perform Oh Whistle and I’ll Come to You My Lad and The Ash Tree. One review described his performance as ‘utterly hypnotic’.

M R James was an author, medieval scholar and Fellow of King’s College Cambridge. Many of his stories were written to be performed by candlelight to his friends in his college rooms on Christmas Eve. His Ghost Stories of an Antiquary remain the most admired supernatural tales in the English language. Oh Whistle… is a tale of nocturnal horror on the Suffolk coast and is considered by many to be James’s masterpiece. The Ash Tree is a story of witchcraft and vengeance down the generations.

Tickets are £10 (students £5) including an interval drink and are available from the Library or by phoning 01394 330855.