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The House Of Edgar (The Argosy Theatre Company)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2016

The House of Edgar Ed2016

‘The House of Edgar’ is a new musical that really packs a punch. In it, Edgar Allen Poe’s estranged friend, Rufus Griswold, takes over his estate after his death. But when strange things start to happen in the run-down house, could there be more to the story then meets the eye? The strong and (for the space) surprisingly large cast are joined on stage by a band, who complement the show with a beautiful live score. The simple set design is used elegantly throughout the performance, with unnoticed objects bringing to life unexpected scenes. The soundtrack is brilliant and, although the story is occasionally confused, it does mimic Poe’s structure. A must see for any Poe fans.

theSpace on the Mile, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]