Robert Lloyd Parry's excellent Nunkie Theatre Company will be on Tyneside next week for not one but two public readings of classic ghostly tales!
The first is a reading of J. Sheridan Le Fanu's 'The Familiar' at The Union Rooms, just by Newcastle Central Station, on the evening of Wednesday, 22nd April. This is taking place in one of pub's side rooms - just turn up shortly before 8pm for the reading, which will take about 45 mins. It's all very informal, but it would help RLP is you let him know you're coming, as that will determine just how big a Union Room they actually need! Contact details for Nunkie are here. No charge, but a hat will be passed for donations.
On Thursday 23rd April, which is World Book Night, the main event is taking place at Newcastle City Library. RLP will be performing 'Casting the Runes' and 'The Residence at Whitminster'. This is a free event, but obviously places are limited. Booking and performance details are here. The performance starts a bit earlier than usual for Nunkie - times are officially 18:30 – 19:30, though that's not nearly long enough for two stories plus an interval. If you don't know the new City Library, it's not far from Northumberland St/Eldon Square. Map here.
So, if you happen to be close to Geordieland, why not come along and have some old-school spooky fun!