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Pickman’s Model – Old Red Lion Theatre, London

Writer and Director: Robert Lloyd Parry Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Although early-February is usually a time for romance, the Old Red Lion Theatre has decided that their horror festival deserves another outing, and instead of St Valentine they have a series of one-act pieces dedicated to and inspired by horror-writer H.P. Lovecraft. Why should spooky stories be confined to October when ...

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Casting The Runes – Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

Writer: Montague Rhodes James Performer: Robert Lloyd Parry Reviewer: Claire Hayes Robert Lloyd Parry tingles the spine in a one-man retelling of two chilling tales from the pen of ghost story writer extraordinaire M R James. Seated in a wing-backed chair with a single candle lighting the darkness and a whisky decanter beside him on a table scattered with papers, ...

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The Time Machine – Derby Guildhall

Writer: H.G. Wells Adapter and Director: Robert Lloyd Parry Reviewer: Phil Lowe The Time Machine written by H.G. Wells has been adapted for a solo performer on the stage by Robert Lloyd Parry. It is a gripping piece of solo theatre right from the very start and a masterful verbal and physical performance by Parry throughout. He and his time ...

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M R James Ghost Stories – Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford

Performer: Robert Lloyd Parry Reviewer: Michael Gray [Rating:4]   An academic snoozes in his armchair. He wakes to share with us a couple of ghost stories from the master of the genre, M R James. Medieval scholar, Provost of King’s College Cambridge, where his renowned stories of the supernatural were first performed for a circle of close friends.And it’s that ...

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The Time Machine: An Invention – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: H.G. Wells Adaptor: Robert Lloyd Parry Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [Rating:4] Nunkie Theatre have taken a break from their usual spooky M.R. James plays, and have decided to adapt H.G. Wells’ classic sci-fi ‘The Time Machine’. However, they have applied techniques used in their more nerve-wracking plays to create a very atmospheric piece. A mysterious man emerges from a strange ...

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Count Magnus & Oh Whistle – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: M.R.James Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:3] Published between 1904 and 1925 and written as an annual entertainment for his friends on Christmas Eve, M.R.James’s ghost stories are often rightly regarded as being among the best that the genre has to offer. Robert Lloyd Parry brings his one man interpretation of James’s tales to a Lowry Studio, set simply as a ...

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