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CANCELLED - Ghost Stories at Great War Huts
CANCELLED - Ghost Stories at Great War Huts

Wed, 25 Mar


Great War Huts

CANCELLED - Ghost Stories at Great War Huts

Following the UK Government and Public Health England’s announcement of enhanced recommendations to counter the spread of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, after consultation with Robert Lloyd Parry, we have taken the decision with a heavy heart to cancel the M.R James Ghost Stories event.

Time & Location

25 Mar 2020, 20:00 – 22:30

Great War Huts, Bell's Ln, Bury Saint Edmunds IP29 5NW, UK

About the event

If you’re a fan of M.R James and you relish a spooky night out you should make every effort to get to Great War Huts to see Robert Lloyd Parry’s performance of these classic English ghost stories.

In A View from a Hill a pair of old binoculars reveal the grisly history of an idyllic stretch of English landscape. In The Treasure of Abbot Thomas a treasure-seeker comes face to face with unspeakable horror at the bottom of ancient well.

Dead Men’s Eyes is the sixth instalment of Nunkie’s M R James Project, a series of one-man shows that seek to revive the tradition of oral, supernatural storytelling that was perfected by Montague Rhodes James in Cambridge in the years leading up to the First World War.

“Wonderful, magical storytelling…” The Daily Mail

Lloyd Parry is a Cambridgeshire based actor who for over 10 years has been staging recitals of these chilling tales of over-curious academics and arrogant authority figures stirring up forces they can’t control, and he’s a wonder to behold: he affects the appearance, demeanour and speech patterns of an abstracted early 20th Century don perfectly, and uses candlelight and the natural ambience of his carefully chosen venues to heighten the atmosphere.

M R James grew up in Great Livermere, about 5 miles from Bury St Edmunds, and knew the town very well. As a medievalist and archaeologist he was fascinated with the history of the Abbey, particularly its library. In 1903 he was responsible for the location and excavation of the tombs of several medieval abbots. 

Over a century after they were first published, the ghost stories of M R James retain their power to terrify and amuse. This gripping one man show retells two of the eeriest.

Great War Huts has free onsite parking and refreshments available. Sensible footwear advised due to the uneven ground.

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