ED2011 5/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

Tales From Edgar Allan Poe (Backhand Theatre in association with C Theatre)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

If you have never read Edgar Allan Poe, attend this show if you dare. The small cast of four bring this short-story writer’s Gothic works to life in the most spine-chilling fashion. Within moments of entering the room, I was entranced by the eloquent delivery of speech that pulled me ever so slowly into the dark and sinister world Backhand Theatre had created. High black walls, black capes and a handful of props are used in this expertly directed minimalist performance. Real enchantment lies in the mesmerisingly performed monologues; Natasha Vieira as the Visitor in ‘The House of Usher’ delivered the story exceptionally well. ‘Tales From Edgar Allan Poe’ is an absolutely terrifying, eerily beautiful production.

C eca, 3 – 29 Aug (not 15), 10.45pm (11.45pm), £9.50 – £11.50, fpp301.
tw rating 5/5