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Casting the Runes - Two Ghost Stories by M R James
Casting the Runes - Two Ghost Stories by M R James

Wed, 08 Nov


Great War Huts

Casting the Runes - Two Ghost Stories by M R James

Nunkie Theatre Company returns to Great War Huts and brings two classic spinechillers to life, in this thrilling one-man show!

Time & Location

08 Nov 2023, 20:00 – 22:00

Great War Huts, Brook Farm Camp, Bell's Ln, Bury St Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds IP29 5NW, UK

About the event

Montague Rhodes James [1862 – 1936] wrote his ghost stories to perform to friends in the years leading up to the First World War. Today they have lost nothing of their power to terrify and amuse. 

Nunkie Theatre Company returns with two more of James’s very best, in another 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…

“Storytelling at its best…” The Stage

M R James documentaries "Dim Presences" and "Wits in Felixstowe" are out now on Amazon Prime and


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