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MR James provides church ghosts

Published 12 January 2010

Church crypts are spooky at the best of times, but when you add the ghoulish stories of MR James, as is happening at St Pancras Church crypt, the cold, lifeless stone becomes even spookier.

In site specific show Warnings, which runs at the unusual venue from 16 February to 13 March, two of James’s stories, A Warning To The Curious and Count Magnus, will echo through the labyrinthine network of the crypt’s corridors.

Audience members are invited to freely wander through the malevolent darkness, with the possibility of chance encounters, other-worldly images and terrifying surprises.

Yet as winter turns to spring, Warnings is not the only supernatural offering to tempt fans of fear. The Lyric Hammersmith opens Ghost Stories, penned by The League Of Gentlemen’s Jeremy Dyson and actor Andy Nyman, on 1 March. The collection of three terrifying tales comes with the warning that theatregoers of a nervous disposition should think strongly before attending a performance.

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