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Spine-chilling stories @ The Wish Tower

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Wish Tower Friends and Printers Playhouse present two evenings of spine-chilling stories by M R James.

Count Magnus


Number 13

Robert Lloyd-Parry will transport you to James’ candlelit study in Kings College, Cambridge as he tells these classic stories.  There are two stories each evening.

On Saturday 10th February, enter the historic Martello Tower and immerse yourself in two tales with Nordic connections – Count Magnus & Number 13.

In Count Magnus a travel-writer’s over-inquisitiveness leads to a breathless, diabolical chase from darkest Sweden to rural Essex.

Denmark is the setting for Number 13, where a hotel room, with the famously unlucky number, conceals a ghastly and baffling secret.

The Wish Tower is the perfect setting to enhance the spooky atmosphere of these special stories but it will be a little cool and damp, please wrap up warm.  There are steps too the main door of the Tower and spiral stairs to the performance area.  If you’re concerned about accessibility, please drop us a message and we’ll do everything we can to help.

The stories are not suitable for under 13’s.

Total run time: approx. 100 minutes, including an interval.

Purchase a ticket for this performance for £7 online (below), or if there is capacity, £8 on the door.


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February 10
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Wish Tower
Wish Tower
Eastbourne, BN21 4BY United Kingdom
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