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Theatre

A horror show that appeals to the intellect but not the gut: The Tell-Tale Heart reviewed

5 January 2019

9:00 AM

5 January 2019

9:00 AM

The Tell-Tale Heart is based on a teeny-weeny short story by Edgar Allan Poe. The full text appears in the programme notes. Here’s the gist. A madman kills his landlord and is haunted by a ghostly heartbeat that prompts him to confess his crime.

Anthony Neilson’s adaptation turns both characters into women and gives away the ending in the opening scene.

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