Casting the Runes – Ghost Stories by M R James at Arlington Court Saturday 3 December, 7.30-9pm. Tickets are £18 Each, Booking essential. On Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December the
Casting the Runes – Ghost Stories by M R James at Arlington Court
Saturday 3 December, 7.30-9pm. Tickets are £18 Each, Booking essential.
On Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December the MR James Project by the Nunkie Theatre Company will be performing ghost stories by candlelight in the stairway hall at Arlington.
Montague Rhodes James [1862 – 1936] wrote his ghost stories to perform to friends in the years leading up to WW1. Today they have lost nothing of their power to terrify and amuse. Nunkie Theatre Company performs two of James’s very best, in a thrilling one-man show – the scarcely-believable fifth instalment of The M R James Trilogy.
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…
Ticket price includes one winter warming drink (mulled wine or mulled juice) and one festive treat (mince pie or other festive bake).
Photo credit: Shelagh Bidwell
Telephone: 01271 850296
Address: Arlington Court, Arlington, Nr Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 4LP
(Saturday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm