Though MR James began writing ghost stories at the tail-end of the Victorian era, it was during the Edwardian era that he gained most prominence.


Storyteller and tour guide Alex Staniforth reads select MR James tales in a sitting room much like the one he would have sat in as he spins his latest tale to his rapt students.  With our partners, Edinburgh Horror Festival.


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Edwardian Ghost Stories

Three Inch Fools Midsummer Nights Dream

Shakespeare at the Castle: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Saturday 14 July 2018, 6:00pm

Five actors, with all manner of musical instruments, present an inventive take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream...

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The Remains of the Day

Atmosphere | The Remains of the Day

Sunday 17 June 2018, 6:30pm

Starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson in a below stairs tale of unrequited love.

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