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.
Please note: This production contains provocative language, some violent scenes, and moments and themes that some people may find distressing; you can find out more in our Help centre.
Talks and events
Murder on Stage Thu 13 Dec, 6pm
Tales of Terror (film screening) Mon 17 Dec, 5.30pm
Director and Writer Anthony Neilson Mon 7 Jan, 6pm
Exploring the Gothic in Culture Wed 9 Jan, 6pm