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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Ghost Stories come alive in A Pleasing Terror

On Wednesday 12 February Robert Lloyd Parry comes to The Met in Bury for A Pleasing Terror – an eerie evening with two of the greatest tales by M R James; Canon Alberic’s Scrap-book and The Mezzotint.


Over a century after they were first published, the ghost stories of M R James retain their power to terrify and amuse. In Canon Alberic’s Scrap-book, a young Cambridge antiquary discovers the devil in the details of an old book in a medieval town. In The Mezzotint a ghoulish revenge is enacted within a work of art, before the helpless eyes of a museum curator in Oxford.


Robert Lloyd Parry is an actor and art historian. He first read M R James’ ghost stories as a teenager and his passion for them was rekindled when he began working at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, where M R James was Director in the early 1900s.


Lloyd Parry restores the charm and pleasure of the original tales with his excellent and convincing storytelling” – Cambridge Evening News


Wonderful, magical storytelling” – The Daily Mail


Tickets for A Pleasing Terror are £10. For more information or to book tickets phone 0161 761 2216 or go online at www.themet.biz