Threedumb Theatre

One Man Poe

1 - 2 Oct 2021

A marathon of the macabre.

Renowned as the ‘Godfather of Gothic Horror’, Edgar Allan Poe was a pioneer in establishing the horror genre. Although his works are nearly 200 years old, 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:

Act 1 THE TELL-TALE HEART and THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM

– Interval –

Act 2 THE BLACK CAT and THE RAVEN

This ‘London Horror Festival Preview’ production is presented by Threedumb Theatre, supported by Watford Palace Theatre as part of the Culture Recovery Fund (Here For Culture)

Sponsored by the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and Watford Borough Council

Part of the Watford Fringe

Running Time: 140 minutes, including interval

Age guidance: 12+ (adult content/themes)

Trigger warnings: references to violence, grief, torture, domestic abuse and animal abuse. Contains strobe lighting.

Dates, times and ticket prices

Friday 1st October at 7.30pm

Saturday 2nd October at 7.30pm

Tickets: £15 standard, £13 concession

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“A psychological rollercoaster... An absolute triumph.”

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“Brings this macabre masterpiece to life.”

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“Our eyes were glued to his, hanging on his every word.”

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“One of the finest examples of gothic horror ever written.”

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“Smith gives the part his all… able to provide Poe’s words with suitable gravitas.”

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“A thrilling watch… A compelling presentation of Poe’s suspense-filled text.”

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