“…as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher, I know not how it was – but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit.”
With these words beginning the classic story by Edgar Allen Poe, one of the most famous Gothic stories unfolds.
Scene Productions and Gavin Robertson now bring this atmospheric and haunting tale to life on the stage. With original music from ‘Vampirates’ collaborator, Danny Bright, this three-man cast create the characters of Roderick and Madeline Usher, as well as the un-named ‘narrator’ and of course, the fourth character- the gloomy crumbling Mansion itself inside which the fearful characters live out their chilling tale.
The Steven Berkoff adaptation of ‘House of Usher’ is a popular text within schools and this version will be performed using the styles of Berkoff and Artaud, alongside tightly choreographed movement sequences.
“Immaculately slick, highly imaginative physical theatre…Outstanding” The Stage on Metamorphosis
“The performances are stunning and the set pieces beautifully choreographed.” ***** bestofthefest.co.uk on The Other Side
A masterclass in presenting a lot of action in a small space…a suitably eerie transfusion that deals with grief and horror as facts of life and key elements of a fine old yarn.’ The Stage on Vampirates
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