Casting the Runes

two Ghost stories by M r james  performed by R M lloyd parry 

… he put his hand into the well-known nook under the pillow. It did not get so far. What he touched then was, according to his account, a mouth. With teeth. And with hair about it. And not, he declares, 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…

Remarkable. Lloyd Parry is a natural storyteller, well able to hold, amuse and frighten his audience.
- The Stage

Suitable for ages 13+
Performance lasts approx. 100 minutes including interval.

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