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.
This Halloween, 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 One: The Tell-Tale Heart and The Pit and the Pendulum
Act Two: The Black Cat and The Raven
Supported by Watford Palace Theatre as part of the Culture Recovery Fund.
Sponsored by the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and Watford Borough Council.
Music & Sound Designer
Lighting Designer & Operator
Amber Buttery for The Tell-Tale Heart
Amy Roberts for The Pit and the Pendulum
Jonah York for The Black Cat
Rebecca Phythian for The Raven