H P Lovecraft: Gallery of Screams
Adapted and Performed by R M Lloyd Parry
“Any magazine-cover hack can splash paint around and call it a ‘Witches’ Sabbath or ‘Portrait of the Devil.’ But only a real artist can make it scare you…”
In these two tales of terror by H P Lovecraft, the American master of ‘the Weird tale,’ an art critic and a philosopher get pushed to very edge of sanity by the images and sounds they confront.
‘Pickman’s Model’ introduces us to the uncannily brilliant work of Richard Upton Pickman – a genius shunned by the artistic establishment because of his sickening canvases. It is paired here with ‘The Music of Eric Zann,’ an eerie, baffling tale that Lovecraft himself counted as a personal favourite.
Robert Lloyd Parry has spend the last 13 years enacting The M R James Project, a series of one-man shows based on classic English ghost stories. Here he crosses the Atlantic to pay tribute to James’s exact contemporary – a stranger, sadder man but one with an arguably even greater talent for bringing nightmares to life.
“Utterly mesmerizing” The Washington Post on The M R James Project