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Oh, Whistle… – 2 Ghost Stories by M.R. James

by The Leeds Library


Oh, Whistle…

Two Ghost Stories by M R James • Performed by R M Lloyd Parry

In a thrilling performance by candlelight, Robert Lloyd Parry of Nunkie Theatre Company brings to life two of the eeriest and most entertaining stories by M. R. James, Master of the English ghost story. 

Tickets are £9, Doors open at 7pm.

… Parkins, who very much dislikes being questioned about it, did once describe something of it in my hearing, and I gathered that what he chiefly remembers is a horrible, an intensely horrible, face of crumpled linen. What expression he read upon it he could not or would not tell, but that the fear of it went nigh to maddening him is certain …

Over a century after their first publication, the ghost stories of M R James retain their power to terrify and amuse.

Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad – a tale of nocturnal horror on the Suffolk coast – is considered by many to be author’s masterpiece. It is beautifully complemented here by The Ash Tree, a story of witchcraft and vengeance down the generations.

Lloyd Parry was utterly hypnotic, holding the audience in thrall…
– The Orcadian

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


Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the chilling tales by M R James in the stunning surroundings of the oldest membership subscription library in the country.

Date and Time

Wed, October 30, 2019

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


The Leeds Library

18 Commercial Street
Leeds, England LS1 6AL United Kingdom

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