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The Pit And The Pendulum, Omnibus Theatre, Clapham

Adaptor: Christopher York based on a short story by Edgar Allen Poe. Reviewer: Sophia Moss “I am a cross between Prince and Batman”, says a young woman who kneels with her back to us, a white hijab trailing over her shoulder and onto the ground. She faces a rectangular screen, which reminds one of an iPhone 7, and it shows ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Poe’s Last Night – The Rialto Theatre

Moustached man in edwardian jacket

Writer & Performer: David Crawford Reviewer: James Napleton Edgar Allen Poe is returning home from his doctor, muttering and shrieking as he walks through the door. He has escaped, temporarily, from whatever was assailing him in the dark night. Having calmed down, Poe investigates his walking cane only to realise he has accidentally brought his doctors’ instead of his own. ...

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The House of Usher – Hope Theatre, London

Book: Luke Adamson Music and Lyrics: Dan Bottomley Director: Luke Adamson and Phil Croft Reviewer: Maryam Philpott A mysterious house, a strange letter to a friend and a family curse - the perfect ingredients for a gothic horror story just in time for Halloween. Edgar Allen Poe’s short story, The Fall of the House of Usher has been reimagined as ...

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Little Earthquake: The Tell-Tale Heart – mac, Birmingham

Writer: Philip Holyman, from the short story by Edgar Allen Poe Director: Gareth Nicholls Reviewer: George Attwell Gerhards Edgar Allen Poe’s gothic short story is the inspiration for this fresh adaptation from Little Earthquake. The Tell-Tale Heart describes the events leading up to the imprisonment and sectioning of Simon Flanagan (Laurence Saunders) a private nurse who, with an over-acuteness of ...

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