Project Description

Poe’s gripping tale of murder in the dark is performed by one actor who shares the stage with a Foley artist creating totally live effects and music.

The Tell-Tale Heart Poster

THE TELL-TALE HEART

A LITTLE EARTHQUAKE PRODUCTION

The creation of The Tell-Tale Heart was supported by
LIVE & LOCAL, BLACK COUNTRY TOURING, THE ARENA THEATRE,
POINT BLANK & MAKE.SHIFT BIRMINGHAM,
STAN’S CAFE & A. E. HARRIS

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In the heart of a bustling city, a wealthy recluse hides behind a barricade of bolted doors and blacked-out windows. His only companion is a private nurse, entrusted with taking care of him.

After many months of confinement, suspicion and resentment grow between the pair until the nurse hatches a foolproof plan to dispose of his patient. When the deed is done, the silence of the seemingly empty house is quickly shattered by a curious thumping beneath the floorboards…

Poe’s gripping tale of murder in the dark is performed by one actor who shares the stage with a sound artist creating totally live effects and music. Every heartbeat, every ticking deathwatch beetle, every bump in the night will happen right before your ears in this brand new adaptation of Poe’s mini-masterpiece.

Disclaimer: Patrons are advised that only fruit and vegetables come to harm during the performance.

CAST

Simon | Laurence Saunders
Sound Artist / Doctor | Iain Armstrong

CREATIVE TEAM

Director & Lighting Design | Gareth Nicholls
Writers | Edgar Allan Poe & Philip Holyman
Sound Design | Iain Armstrong
Specialist Props | Nicholas Nicholls

FOR LITTLE EARTHQUAKE

Co-Directors | Gareth Nicholls and Philip Holyman