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November 2015 8pm
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Two Ghost Stories by MR James
' ...he put his hand into the well-known nook under the pillow. Only it did not get so far. What he touched was, according to his account, a mouth. With teeth. And with hair about it. And, he declares, not the mouth of a human being...'
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
Suitable for ages 13+
Warning: Contains moments of pleasing terror
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Joanne Collumbine and Keith Gillespie; Noreen Kershaw;
Mark Potter; Ian Warburton.