Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart is a twisted, graphic and darkly-comic treat.

Renowned for his ground-breaking work, Anthony Neilson (The Prudes, Unreachable, The Wonderful World of Dissocia) makes his National Theatre debut with this contemporary reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale of a haunted conscience.

A young playwright rents an attic flat in Brighton, hoping it will break the writer’s block that’s preventing her from following up on her wildly successful debut. Whilst there, she forms a relationship with her landlady, a lonely young woman with a life-altering condition.

But pressure mounts on the writer, and her relationship with the landlady becomes ever-more suffocating.

Anthony Neilson, based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe
Anthony Neilson
Chahine Yavrayan
Nick Powell
Francis O’Connor
Cast list:
David Carlyle, Imogen Doel, Tamara Lawrance

Dorfman - National Theatre

National Theatre, Upper Ground, Ground South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest tube:
Waterloo, Southwark, Embankment

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