Nunkie Esteemed Patrons, part II

Here are the names of the generous and enlightened folks who contributed to the making of 'Wits in Felixstowe' a documentary about M R James's classic short story 'Oh, Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad."

Heartfelt thanks to: 

Gareth Armstrong

Adrian Belcher

Adam Bertolett

John Blyler

Rob Bodger

Doug Bolden

Catherine Bowles

Carole Box

Stephen Brasher

John Burnham

Matthew Bustin

Tony Ciak

Keith Cocker

Gina R Collia

Jacquie Collier

Donald Roy Cooper

Richard J Cottam

Nathan Cross

Danny Davies

Vicky Day

Jon Dear         

Steve Dempsey

Gary Royston Dennett

Andy Donaldson

Mike Denby

James Drewett

Miss Blackie Duren

Tim Edwards

Andy Elliott

J G Fells

Edward Fitzpatrick

Robert Freeborn

Katey Goodwin

Alan Graham

Stephen Graves

George Hadjipateras

Mathias Hansson

Gerry Hayes

Martin Hayes

Roy Hill

Amy Hinsley

Philip Howard

Ken Ibbs

Alison Jackson

Andrew James

Greg James

Timothy Jarvis

Helen Kemp

Alison Kinch

Julia Kruk

Lex Lamprey

Roberta Leibovitz

Richard Leigh

Paul Leone

Daniel Ley

Mike Mckeon

David Maddocks

Tony Malone

John and Emma Mills

Antonio Monteiro

David Paul Morgan

Paul Nash

David Neesam

Michael Nolan

Mike Openshaw

Si Perry

Clare Plater

Garry Platt

Mark E Reed

Andy Roberts

Ehasan Roudiani

Bevis Sale

Jan Schubert

Mike Shema

Brian J Showers

Iain Smedley

Richard F Somer

Sharon Steward

Anna Taborska

Janice Tarry and Bob Bellamy

Gareth Thomas

Helen Thompson

Todd Treichel

Tim Wagstaff

Mark Wardecker

Matt Willing

Paul Willison

Duncan Wilson

Chrissy Wright

Nunkie's esteemed patrons...

These be the names of those generous folk who contributed to the 2016 Autumn tour of The Time Machine: An Invention. Many heartfelt Nunkie thanks to:

Kaya Adams

Beth Allen

Fernando Aragon

Raymond Baker

Melissa Bavington

W.C. Beck

Stephen Beer

Bob Bellamy

Jenni and Antony Bishop

Rob Bodger

Desmond Bradley

Stephen Brasher

Matthew Brown

PJ and AJ Bryant

Carl and Janine

Sarah Carolan

Sally Christie and Ben Norland

Marta Cobb and Pakorn Phornnarit

Gina R Collia

Clive Cooke

Porl Cooper

Richard Cottam

Ian Curd

ADW Decorators

Gary Royston Dennett

Kris Dikeman

James Drewett, Pleasing Terror Games

Tim Edwards

Karen Ellery

Kate Ellis

Joanna Finegan

Tim Foley

Rebecca Fox

Marina Frasca-Spada

Natalie Sheehan Gray

Stephen Graves

George Hadjipateras

Kat Harrington

Gerry Hayes

Martin Hayes

Andy Heathcote

Roy Hill

Irene Lorraine Houldsworth

John Hunter

Scott B Hutchison

Andrew James

Boris Jardine

Nick Jardine

Roger Johnson

Sue Jones

Pat Koumi

Julia Kruk

Marek Kukula

Huw Lines

David Little

Richard Lloyd Parry

Soo Martin

Derek and Jane Matravers

Ken Mackenzie

Adam Mead

Sarah Meakin

John & Emma Mills

David Paul Morgan

Stephen Murphy

Joshua Nall

Mark Nixon

Reggie Oliver

Philip O’Shaughnessy

John Owens

Simon A Perry

Garry Platt

Tim Price

Sue Purseglove

Tina Rath

Momoyo Reichmann

Andrew Richaier

Jim Rockhill

Shelley Roche-Jacques

Mark Sayers

Nat Segnit

Brian Showers

Debi Skadorwa

Alison Smith

Kirk Snavely

Jan Tarry

Christopher Thom

Alice Tranah

Tracy Vose

Paul Wakelam

Ben Walker

Sharon Walker

Eric Damon Walters

Mike Whelan

Alex Williams

Denise Wilkin

Duncan Wilson

Chrissy Wright




An M R James war speech

A century ago today, while the Battle of the Somme raged, M R James addressed The Cambridge Tipperary Club, a group of war widows and wives, at the unveiling of their roll of honour. The speech was well received and later published by Cambridge University Press. I recently recorded MRJ's words, and they can be heard for the first time in 100 years here:


A Nunkie Appeal...

I’m thrilled to announce that Nunkie’s one-man adaptation of “The Time Machine” will be touring England this autumn, to coincide with H G Wells’s 150th birthday. The show toured to critical acclaim in 2014, and I’m delighted to be taking it back on the road.

“The Time Machine” is a more technically demanding affair than the candlelit, armchair-bound M R James shows, and requires that I travel with a technician. In order to guarantee that this indispensable member of the team receives a fair Nunkie wage, I am launching a Kickstarter campaign. Here’s the link

I hope the description there is clear enough, but if you have any further questions please do get in touch. And if you think any friends, family members or acquaintances who are not yet on my mailing list would be interested then please do pass the details on to them. I attach an image of the poster that forms the basis of all the rewards.

The tour kicks off in Southport on 17th September and ends in Cambridge on 15th October. You can see the full schedule at

The Time Machine on the road

This September is the 150th birthday of H G Wells, and to celebrate Nunkie is oiling up its giant metronome and taking its adaptation of Wells’s The Time Machine on tour again. Dates can be seen on the Performance Schedule page of the website.

The show last toured in 2014 to modestly sized audiences, but enthusiastic reviews. You can see some here