A brand new adaptation of The Fall of The House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
Directed by Gavin Robertson
“…as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher, I know not how it was – but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit.”
With these words beginning the classic story by Edgar Allan Poe, one of the most famous Gothic stories unfolds.
Scene Productions and Gavin Robertson now bring this atmospheric and haunting tale to life on the stage.
With original music from ‘Vampirates’ collaborator, Danny Bright, this three-man cast create the characters of Roderick and Madeline Usher, as well as the un-named ‘narrator’ and of course, the fourth character- the gloomy crumbling Mansion itself inside which the fearful characters live out their chilling tale.
The Steven Berkoff adaptation of ‘House of Usher’ is a popular text within schools and this version will be performed using the styles of Berkoff and Artaud, alongside tightly choreographed movement sequences.
Cast of three plus one technician
Running time: Approx 1hr
plus optional 20 minute Q&A
Teachers Pack included
“Immaculately slick, highly imaginative physical theatre…Outstanding” The Stage on Metamorphosis
“The performances are stunning and the set pieces beautifully choreographed.” ***** bestofthefest.co.uk on The Other Side
‘A masterclass in presenting a lot of action in a small space…a suitably eerie transfusion that deals with grief and horror as facts of life and key elements of a fine old yarn.’ The Stage on Vampirates
Theatres and Art Centres wishing to book should Contact Mark Makin www.makinprojects.co.uk
This show requires access to sound and lighting equipment. Scene Productions tour with a technician who will need to access the performance space a minimum of 3 hours before the show in order to focus the lights. Once you have made your booking, Scene Productions will send a tech spec outlining what lights need to be available and pre-rigged before the show. Our technician will liaise with you directly to organise get in times and arrange to rig your lights themselves if needed.
In addition to schools touring we will also be performing Usher at a couple of theatres. Tour dates will be added below.
Usher Tour Dates 2012 – 2013:
Weds 25th WOLVERHAMPTON 7:30pm Arena Theatre WV1 1SE
SOLD OUT – New Wimbledon Studio London SW191QG 0844 871 7646
Mon 8th BRISTOL Ridings Arts Centre 7:30pm BS361JL
Tues 9th CANTERBURY 7:30pm Gulbenkian Theatre CT2 7NB 01227 769075
Fri 30th HEMEL HEMPSTEAD The Old Town Hall 8pm HP1 3AE
01442 228 091 http://www.dacorum.gov.u/arts/default.aspx?page=204