One Man Poe
Renowned as the ‘Godfather of Gothic Horror’, Poe was a pioneer in establishing the horror genre. Although his works are nearly 200 years old, Edgar Allan Poe’s stories have stood the test of time and have inspired a countless number of horror writers. Using Poe’s original text from the 1840s, one actor faithfully brings his words to life on stage, performing four of the most terrifying examples of gothic literature: The Tell-Tale Heart: In an effort to demonstrate his own sanity, an insane asylum inmate describes the meticulous details of a murder he has just committed. The Pit and the Pendulum: Set in the dungeons of the Spanish Inquisition, a prisoner is forced to undergo various forms of mental and physical torture. The Black Cat: An alcoholic, driven to madness and violence by his addiction, decides to share – or confess – his story, on the eve of his death. The Raven: An elderly man laments over the loss of his lover, when one night he is visited by a Raven, who enters his chamber.
- Duration2 hours and 20 minutes
- DatesBegins 19 Oct
- Prices£12.00 – £15.00
- LocationThe Space
- Address269 Westferry Road, London E14 3RS, UK