Edgar Allen Poe’s classic tale of madness, fear and decay has been re-invented as a noir detective thriller in this exciting adaptation by Jack Neary.
Boston, 1935. James Brookfield, a successful writer of pulp fiction, is invited to the home of his childhood friend, Roderick Usher, to “chronicle the evolution” of Usher’s family estate. What begins as a pleasant distraction for Brookfield turns into a nightmare as he slowly discovers Usher’s dark intent and realises that his life, and that of Usher’s sister Madeline, is in terrible danger.
Told in flashback as Brookfield is interrogated by police investigating the blaze that destroyed the family estate, The Fall of the House of Usher moves relentlessly to a terrifying, stunning conclusion.
Performance Sept 25 to Oct 17
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 8.15 pm Sunday: 4.30 pm
By arrangement with ORiGiNTM Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Ltd