THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER
Directed by Jon Siddall - Wednesday 16th - Saturday 19th December - 2015 - Corpus playroom - Cambridge
“THERE WAS AN ICINESS, A SINKING, A SICKENING OF THE HEART- AN UNREDEEMED DREARINESS OF THOUGHT WHICH NO GOADING OF THE IMAGINATION COULD TORTURE INTO AUGHT OF THE SUBLIME. WHAT WAS IT- I PAUSED TO THINK- WHAT WAS IT THAT SO UNNERVED ME ME IN THE CONTEMPLATION OF THE HOUSE OF USHER?"
Shedload Theatre return post their successful run at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe with Edgar Allen Poe's: The Fall of the House of Usher’ another selection of classic Gothic Horror tales, which allow you to delve into the recesses of the minds from deeply tortured souls.
The Black Cat
This animal lover’s gruesome and violent alcohol FUELED descent into madness, is marked with the appearance of a doppelgänger to his beloved and recently deceased cat who bears a curious white mark on his fur. However what is it that is haunting his mind?
Silence, a Fable
"LISTEN to me," said the Demon as he placed his hand upon my head. "The region of which I speak is a dreary region in Libya, by the borders of the River Zaire. And there is no quiet there, nor silence...”
The Fall of the House of Usher
One of the most revered and famous short story of Poe’s career, concerns the House of Usher and the curious and decaying family who inhabit it. Our narrator visits his friend, Roderick Usher, and whilst staying at the ancient and crumbling ruin is witness to events that will amaze and astound.
Original Cast 2015
The Black Cat - Tim Vaughan/Jon Siddall
Silence, A Fable - Sam Johnson
The Fall of the house of Usher - Tim Lane/Simon Woodcock