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Temperature set to drop for Robert's chill factor

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: December 19, 2013

By Gail Atkinson

STORY-TELLER . . . Robert Lloyd Parry.

STORY-TELLER . . . Robert Lloyd Parry.

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STORY teller Robert Lloyd Parry brings a seasonal shiver to The Met Studio with his retelling of four of the greatest tales by MR James over two nights.

James is still considered the master of the English ghost story – more than a century after they were first published his tales still have the power to terrify and amuse.

The chilling performances begin tomorrow with A Pleasing Terror. Over the evening Parry will perform two spooky stories to put a shiver down the spine.

In Canon Alberic's Scrap-book a young Cambridge 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.

The chills continue with A Warning to the Curious on Saturday - two of MR James' most eerie tales told in a gripping one man show.

Lost Hearts was among the first stories the author wrote and it offers one of his most memorable villains, the predatory scholar Mr Abney. It is paired with perhaps James's most poignant and personal work, A Warning to the Curious, in which a young archaeologist is haunted and hunted by the guardian of an ancient treasure. The English seaside has never looked so menacing.

Tickets for each performance are £10 or both can be booked for £15 by calling 01785 254653.

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