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 strobe lighting, provocative language, some violent scenes, and moments and themes that some people may find distressing - it's definitely not for children!
Talks and events
Director and Writer Anthony Neilson Mon 7 January, 6pm
Exploring the Gothic in Culture Wed 9 January, 6pm