Candlelit ghost stories of M.R. James with Don't Go Into the Cellar
At Brompton Cemetery Chapel on Sunday 28th October 2018 from 7:30 pm

ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE WITCHING HOUR - As the Cemetery will be closed to the general public from 5 pm, the only entrance that will be open for the performance is the one on Old Brompton Road. We chose this entrance as it is located directly next to the West Brompton underground station. The entrance will be open from 7:10 pm and the performance will start at 7:35 pm. Please note latecomers will not be admitted.

Join us in Brompton Cemetery, as the players of Don't Go Into the Cellar perform a selection of unsettling tales of antiquarian terror from the master of the macabre M. R. James. In "An Episode of Cathedral History" renovations to a cathedral unearth a long-hidden tomb. Shortly after its discovery, those living near to the cathedral begin to suffer from terrifying nightmares, fall sick and die. Who is the mysterious occupant of the tomb? Next "A Warning to the Curious” tells of a young antiquary and archaeologist named Paxton, who stumbles upon the legend of three ancient buried crowns that protect England from invasion, with a grisly fate in store for any mortal who dares disturb them.

In the guttering light of the candles try not to think of the 35,000 cadavers who may be eavesdropping outside. Definitely not an experience for the faint of heart.

Tickets £12 including a Hendrick's gin cocktail. Please click here to buy.

Don't Go into the Cellar is heralded as the UK’s finest practitioners of theatrical Victoriana in a macabre vein. Jonathan Goodwin plays M R James in this one-man show scripted by himself and directed by himself and Gary Archer.






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