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Ghost Stories by Candlelight performed by Robert Lloyd Parry

Ghost Stories By Candlelight: Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad + The Ash-tree

Sweet Track Events present Nunkie Theatre Company
Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad + The Ash-tree

Two classic ghost stories by M. R. James
Performed by Robert Lloyd Parry

Friday 15th February 2019
Larmer Tree Gardens - Victorian Jubilee Hall
Tollard Royal, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 5PY

Doors 6.30pm
Show starts 7.30pm

Early-bird offer of £12, available until Friday 18th January. Thereafter, £14 in advance and £16 on door. 
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Rushmore Estate Office, Tollard Royal, 01725 516971
Shaftesbury Tourist Information Centre, 01747 853514
Michelle Hilborne (promoter), 01747 812084 

Licensed bar + light refreshments available to purchase.

Following last year's sold-out show, we are delighted to welcome back Nunkie Theatre Company with two more classic ghost stories.

Robert Lloyd Parry brings a seasonal shiver to the magical setting of the Victorian Jubilee Hall at Larmer Tree Gardens. This critically acclaimed one-man show is an atmospheric retelling of two tales by M. R. James, the master of the English ghost story.

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.

Every Christmas, Montague Rhodes James, an eminent medieval scholar, would write and perform new tales to entertain friends in his rooms in King’s College, Cambridge. The stories by M. R. James thrill, terrify and amuse as powerfully today as they ever did. Robert Lloyd Parry recreates James’s entertainments in a truly atmospheric way, illuminated by candlelight and underscored by dread.

Suitable for ages 13+

IMPORTANT NOTE ON DIRECTIONS: Satnav does not get you to the Larmer Tree Gardens entrance. Please follow the brown tourist signs with flower symbol or visit

'Lloyd Parry is always absorbing, and catches the sense of dread that gives James his originality.'

'This is story-telling at its finest . . . A gloriously ghostly and chilling winter treat.'


'Lloyd Parry's beautifully modulated performance is perfectly judged to send an enjoyable chill down the spine.'
**** METRO

On Christmas Day 2013 and Christmas Eve 2017, Robert Lloyd Parry appeared on television portraying M. R. James in Mark Gatiss' BBC Two documentary, M. R. James: Ghost Writer.

Larmer Tree Gardens - Victorian Jubilee Hall, Wiltshire on Friday 15 February 2019
Doors Open at 6:30PM
Starts at 7:30PM
Box Office: 01747 812084

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Earlier Event: November 30
The Dorset Brocante at Christmas
Later Event: February 16
Gardens Closed