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Drama for a Midwinter Evening: Robert Lloyd Parry presents Oh Whistle...

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 spearheaded The M. R. James Project, an initiative to bring back to life the most entertaining of James’s enduringly 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.

Ticket price includes an interval drink.

Contact the library to book in advance.