Cast adrift in the mind of MR James

Fans of the master ghost story author MR James will be haunting The Continental in Preston’s Broadgate next Thursday.

Storyteller: R M Lloyd Parry
Storyteller: R M Lloyd Parry

Renowned storyteller R M Lloyd Parry will tell two tales in the guise of the enigmatic James at the pub from 8pm.

More than a century since publication, James’ yarns still retain their power to terrify and amuse, and this gripping one man show takes the audience right into James fearful imagination.

In ‘Casting the Runes’ we meet the ‘Abbot of Lufford’ Mr Karswell – magic lanternist, historian of the occult, and scourge of academia.

This tale – inspiration for the 1950s horror classic Night of the Demon – is paired with one of James’ more neglected masterpieces. ‘The Residence at Whitminster’ where a dark shadow is cast over the precinct of a peaceful English church...

Casting The Runes Two Ghost Stories by M R James is next Thursday at 8pm.

Tickets £8 on the door or available online from Skiddle, See Tickets & WeGotTickets.