A Pleasing Terror

A gripping retelling of two of the eeriest and most entertaining tales from the master of the English ghost story.

… he has never been quite certain what words he said, but he knows that he spoke, that he grasped wildly at the silver crucifix, that he was conscious of a movement towards him on the part of the demon, and that he screamed with the voice of an animal in hideous pain…

A gripping retelling of two of the eeriest and most entertaining tales from the master of the English ghost story.

In Canon Alberic’s Scrap-book, a young Cambridge antiquary discovers the dark side of manuscript illumination, in a medieval cathedral 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…

Robert Lloyd Parry restores the charm and pleasure of the original tales with his excellent and convincing storytelling…
– Cambridge Evening News

Suitable for ages 13+
Performance lasts approx 100 minutes including interval.
WARNING: CONTAINS MOMENTS OF PLEASING TERROR

Read an article by Robert Lloyd Parry about the inspiration behind James’s Canon Alberic’s Scrapbook here.

Also, read a BBC feature on Robert Lloyd Parry’s revival of James’s stories here.

General Admission *£14

Doors Open at 6:45PM
Starts at 7:30PM

*All tickets carry a small booking fee shown at time of purchase

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