One man poe

30th October

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 One: 'The Tell-Tale Heart' and 'The Pit and the Pendulum'

Act Two: 'The Black Cat' and 'The Raven'

★★★★★ "A terrifying horror experience that you will struggle to beat... Smith inhabits this work as though it were a second skin" - North West End

★★★★★ "The passion and understanding of how horror can captivate an audience are beautifully composed by Smith... A compelling and repelling experience" - MyTheatreMates

★★★★★ "Horrifyingly bleak and powerfully moving... This show literally took my breath away" - Everything Theatre

★★★★ "Will have your imagination running wild" - The Reviews Hub

★★★★ "Four Edgar Allan Poe stories on the trot. This is nothing if not a macabrathon" - LondonTheatre1

OFFIE Nomination - Solo Performance

Contains violence, grief, murder, torture, domestic abuse and animal abuse.

Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes including an interval.

This GrimFest show concludes Threedumb Theatre's international October tour with a one-night-only homecoming performance in London. The perfect treat to get you into the Halloween spirit.

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Performed and Directed by Stephen Smith

Sound Design by Joseph Furey and Django Holder

Music by Joseph Fury

Title Typography by Bethany Fox

Production Photography by Alya Sayer

Dramaturgical Support: Amber Buttery for The Tell-Tale Heart

Amy Robert for The Pit and the Pendulum

Jonah York for The Black Cat

Rebecca Phythian for The Raven

Supported by Watford Palace Theatre



ticket information

Performance dates: 30th October

Times: 7:30pm

Tickets: £14



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