Tales from Edgar Allan Poe (3 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Tales from Edgar Allan Poe

Ghost stories told with vigour and energy

Those familiar with Poe’s ‘The Raven’ may be amused at Backhand Theatre’s proud boast that Sir Derek Jacobi voices the titular bird, who speaks only two words (albeit repeatedly). ‘The Raven’, ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’ and ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ are the rather terrifying ghost stories on offer here, told with (occasionally over-emphatic) vigour and energy.

C ECA, 0845 260 1234, until 29 Aug, 10.45pm, £9.50–£11.50 (£7.50–£9.50).

Tales from Edgar Allan Poe

  • 3 stars

Backhand Theatre bring to life Edgar Allen Poe's best known stories using a thrilling mix of puppetry, gymnastics and story telling. A fresh and physical take on the traditional tales that have terrified many. In Backhand Theatre's unique style, this visceral experience will terrify and impress those who watch in the…

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