Runtime: 1h 10m
Renowned as the 'Godfather of Gothic Horror', Edgar Allan Poe has left a timeless mark on the horror genre. Using his original publications from the 19th century, one actor faithfully brings Poe’s words to life, live on stage, performing back-to-back three of the finest examples of gothic literature: The Tell-Tale Heart is an insight into the mind of a madman, convincing us that he is sane… The Pit and the Pendulum follows a prisoner of the dreaded Spanish Inquisition, undergoing various mental and physical tortures… Finally, The Raven is a poignant poem surrounding grief and remembrance - featuring an ominous talking Raven. Truly a marathon of the macabre. One Man Poe is performed by Stephen Smith (Harry’s Christmas) & demonstrates the power of the theatre of the imagination, embodying Edgar Allan Poe’s work “as if it were a second skin”. Originally performed at Watford Palace Theatre, this production is supported by Palace as part of the Culture Recovery Fund (Here For Culture). The production has since toured to the London Horror Festival, Southwark Playhouse, Poe Fest International (Baltimore, USA) and an Off-Broadway run in New York City.