AUDIENCE members will have a spine chilling experience when performer Robert Lloyd Parry brings his popular one-man show ‘A Pleasing Terror’ to the stage at St James.
Over a century after they were first published, the ghost stories of M R James retain their power to terrify and amuse. Robert Lloyd Parry brings two of James’ classic spine-chillers back to life.
In Canon Alberic’s ‘Scrap-book’, a young antiquary discovers the devil in the details of an old book in a medieval town in the French Pyrenees. In ‘The Mezzotint’ a ghoulish revenge is enacted within a work of art, before the helpless eyes of a museum curator in Oxford.
Since December 2005 Robert Lloyd Parry has been performing a trilogy of one man shows based on the stories of M R James, the greatest writer of supernatural tales in English. His uncanny resemblance to the author has been noted with a shudder by more than one enthusiastic audience member.
Critics have described Lloyd Parry’s performances;
- Wonderful, magical storytelling. The Daily Mail
- Lloyd Parry is always absorbing, and catches the sense of dread that gives James his originality. The Times
- Lloyd Parry’s beautifully modulated performance is perfectly judged to send an enjoyable chill down the spine. Metro
- Storytelling at its finest. The Stage
The performance takes place on Wednesday 12 March 2014 at St James concert and Assembly Hall. Tickets are £10, (£9 FOSJ) and £5 for students available from the box office on 01481 711361 or on www.Guernseytickets.gg