Poe - Six Lips TheatreSix Lips Theatre

part of the Brighton Fringe Festival 2013

A celebration of one of the most revered yet slandered authors of early modern fiction.

The clock strikes thirteen as the floorboards pulsate, there is a scream from the crypt and something unusual is being dragged from inside the chimney breast.

Autumn falls on a decomposing nineteenth-century Europe, the smell of cabbage and the threat of the ticking pendulum bringing home the sense of desolation, while puppets join actors on stage to bring to life a menagerie of grotesque, intriguing characters.

An original script based on the short stories of Edgar Allen Poe. Set in a belfry amidst the clock cogs and cobwebs, William keeps the time in solitude, but on each foreboding chime of the clock a new unwanted visitor appears.

Informally adopted, massively criticised, spoiled and aggressively disciplined. The inventor of the detective fiction genre and re-inventor of science fiction, Edgar Allen Poe lived a tale not too far from those he penned, full of loss, rejection and mourning.

Help us celebrate the legacy of Poe’s works in gothic horror, by telling the story of one of the greatest storytellers of the modern era.

Friday 7th June – 7.30pm
Tickets: £8.00/£6.00 (concessions)
Box Office: 01904 613000 or Book Online

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