Oh, Whistle…A Tale of Nocturnal Terror at The Atkinson

Oh, Whistle…A Tale of Nocturnal Terror at The Atkinson

Local boy Robert Lloyd Parry returns home this October with two more Ghost Stories from M R James.

Robert Lloyd Parry (Nunkie Theatre) presents Oh, Whistle & The Ash Tree on Friday 30 October at The Atkinson

Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad – is a tale of nocturnal horror on the Suffolk coast and  is considered by many to be James’s masterpiece. It is beautifully complemented here by The Ash Tree, a story of witchcraft and vengeance down the generations.

M R James is acknowledged as the master of the English Ghost Story. He first performed his supernatural tales to friends at Christmas in King’s College, Cambridge. Now Nunkie Theatre Company have brought two of these unforgettable spinechillers back to life.

“**** Lloyd Parry catches the sense of dread that gives James his originality” The Times

Nunkie Theatre Company was founded in 1996 for a performance of Alan Bennett’s An Englishman Abroad at the Canal Café Theatre in Little Venice, London. After successful productions in the same venue of Patrick Suskind’s The Double Bass and David Mamet’s Squirrels, the company lay dormant for nearly a decade before being revived by grand panjandrum and actor Robert Lloyd Parry.

Since December 2005 Robert has been performing a trilogy of one man shows based on the stories of M R James, the greatest writer of supernatural tales in English. His uncanny resemblance to the author has been noted with a shudder by more than one enthusiastic audience member.

Oh, Whistle… Two ghost stories by M R James are performed at The Atkinson on Friday 30 October at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £12 /  £10 concessions plus booking fee and are available online at theatkinson.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01704 533333. They are also available over the counter during The Atkinson opening hours.


*Please be advised that there is a £1 per ticket booking fee for telephone and online sales and 50p per ticket charge for over the counter sales.





Further Information:

For interviews, or more information please contact Emma.Lloyd@sefton.gov.uk or call 0151 934 2129



Oh, Whistle & The Ash Tree

Two Ghost Stories from MR James

Friday 30 October

£12 / £10 concessions




*Please be advised that there is a £1 per ticket booking fee for telephone and online sales and 50p per ticket charge for over the counter sales.


The Atkinson

Lord Street






In person: Visit The Atkinson box office on Lord Street

For tickets: visit the website theatkinson.co.uk or call box office on 01704 533333




About The Atkinson

The Atkinson is Southport’s beautiful new home for music, theatre, art, poetry, literature and history, right in the middle of Lord Street in Southport. Significant investment has been made in refurbishing the stunning 19th century buildings, to create a really welcoming multi art-form venue with a strong contemporary feel.

The Atkinson offers an exciting and varied destination for families, cultural tourists and arts enthusiasts alike, with a full day and night time offer. Wile the day away visiting the new shop, that sells gifts and contemporary crafts from regional makers and then relax in the Bakery, choosing from a selection of artisan bread sandwiches, cakes and sharing platters.

You can even take little bit of The Atkinson home with you from the delicatessen. Wander through the major exhibitions and see performances from some of the UK’s foremost musicians, actors, performers and companies, films, family activities and much more.

The new Museum is now open. Sefton Between Land & Sea tells the story of Southport and Sefton as well as the area’s dramatic maritime history. While Discover Ancient Egypt – the new Egyptology Gallery is the home of the  Goodison Egyptology Collection, a remarkable collection of archaeology that has not been seen for over 40 years.



Posted on 12 October 2015 under General news

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