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Casting the Runes

September 29 @ 7:30 pm


You are invited to the edge of your seat, on a journey to the darkest corners of the night…

A chilling new adaptation of M.R. James’ classic supernatural thriller.

Edward Dunning, academic expert in the occult, is a scholar and a sceptic. But when he crosses paths with the mysterious Mr Karswell, Dunning’s life becomes a waking nightmare.

Things take a dark turn for Dunning when he is passed a mysterious strip of paper covered in runic lettering. With the help of a new acquaintance, Dunning must uncover the secret of the runes before the dark presence at his heels finally catches up with him…

Award winning Box Tale Soup present a new adaptation featuring remarkable puppetry and a haunting original soundtrack.

Our advice? Don’t come alone…

Previous Box Tale Soup productions at The Swallow Theatre include Gulliver (2022), The Turn of the Screw (2019), The Picture of Dorian Gray (2018), Northanger Abbey (2017).

“Their intensity grips us and draws us into their world … it’s haunting, it’s brilliant” ★★★★★ SG Fringe

“An hour of chilling entertainment. This is storytelling at its crafty best” ★★★★ The Latest

“Their shows feel like collectors’ items” – The Stage

Duration : approximately 65 minutes straight through.
Recommended age : 12+

Casting the Runes
Box Tale Soup
Friday 29 September 7.30pm
Tickets : £14.50


September 29
7:30 pm
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The Swallow Theatre
01988 850368
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The Swallow Theatre
Moss Park
Ravenstone, Whithorn, DG8 8DR
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01988 850368
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