M. R. James's "Whistle and I'll Come To You, My Lad"
M. R. James scholar and actor, Robert Lloyd Parry has flown in from Manchester, Great Britain to thrill you with a one-man performance of James's creepiest classic story, "Whistle and I'll Come To You, My Lad." Dripping with decadent atmosphere, do not miss this incredible live event. Stick around for Robert's insightful documentary on the people and places that inspired the classic short story.
Robert Lloyd Parry is an actor and writer who specializes in literary storytelling: theatrical performances based upon texts from the golden age of the short story in English, approx 1880 - 1930. Since 2005 he has been touring the UK with the The M R James Project, a series of solo performances which bring to life the masterpieces of the father of the English Ghost Story. In 2015 he appeared as M R James in Mark Gatiss’s BBC documentary M R James: Ghost Writer. He has himself produced, written and presented two documentaries based on James’s work: “Wits in Felixstowe” and “Dim Presences.” Between 2013 – 16 he toured his adaptation of H G Wells’s The Time Machine around the UK, with the support of Arts Council England. He regularly performs short stories in pubs and libraries throughout the land, works by the likes of H G Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, Saki, Arthur Machen, Kenneth Graham and E F Benson.