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Theatre company Box Tale Soup will be bringing their adaptation of classic supernatural thriller, Casting the Runes, to Weymouth College’s Bay Theatre this February.

Audiences will be kept on the edge of their seat, as performers Noel Byrne and Antonia Christophers breathe new life into M. R. James’ 1911 play, accompanied by unique puppets and a haunting soundtrack of original music composed by Dan Melrose.

With an innovative design and shifting set, this is set to be a chilling and entertaining hour of theatre.

Edward Dunning, academic expert in the occult, has recently rejected a paper by a man named Karswell. 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.

Box Tale Soup is an award-winning theatre company whose critically-acclaimed productions have delighted thousands of people in the UK and aboard. The name comes from their signature style, packing whole handmade worlds into a vintage trunk with a delicious mix puppetry, movement, theatre and music.

Dance-like choreography and fervent attention to detail combine with beautifully considered writing that puts the story first – this is an artisanal, handcrafted approach to theatre with a style unlike any other.

Seamlessly blending multiple disciplines, including puppetry, mask, physical theatre and all original music, in the world of Box Tale Soup even the stories you known aren’t quite as you remember.

For more information on Box Tale Soup, visit

They will be performing Casting the Runes at The Bay Theatre at Weymouth College on Wednesday, 28th February from 7.30pm. This production is suitable for those aged 12+ and tickets cost £13 for adults and £11 for concessions, available to book here: The Bay Theatre – Weymouth College 

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