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.

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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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Our The Tell-Tale Heart Review

If panto isn’t your scene this Christmas, Anthony Neilson is offering up the perfect opportunity to swap snowballs and Santa for eyeballs and murder as he brings his riff on Edgar Allan Poe’s 150-year-old short horror to the Dorfman. This suspenseful production brings a sack full of tricks to give you the creeps, and while it stays relatively faithful to its source material, it suffers from a... Read more

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