The Tell-Tale HeartTuesday 2 April–Thursday 4 April Drama
Venue: Theatre Royal
Running time: Doors open 1 hour before each performance. Show times - Act 1: 50mins, 20 minute interval, Act 2: 40mins. Subject to change
Age Guidance: 12+
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+
There is a theatrically violent murder, in line with Edgar Allan Poe’s original story, and sudden loud sounds.
Share This Event
This is a thrilling new supernatural murder mystery by John Goodrum, based on Edgar Allan Poe’s classic Victorian chiller.
Imagine you have committed a murder. Imagine someone heard the scream and the police come calling. They’re friendly enough, but will your conscience betray you? And what is that noise in your ears that grows ever louder? Is it the beating of your own guilty heart … or is it the heart of the man you’ve just killed!
When Clarry Straven is sent out of London by his solicitor boss to make an inventory of the contents of a large house, he takes lodgings with Roderick Bounty, an apparently welcoming local landlord. But something about his host unsettles him, stretching Clarry’s already delicate nerves to breaking-point … and the horrific consequences change Clarry’s life forever.
Rumpus Theatre Company is no stranger to Edgar Allan Poe. Their production of THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM is “gripping and terrifying” (whatsonstage.com), “highly recommended” (remotegoat.co.uk) while THE HORRIFIC CASE OF MR VALDEMAR was “excellent … enthralling and enticing … the tension can be cut
with a razor blade” (Northumberland Gazette)
Set firmly in the Victorian Gothic of Poe’s original, The Tell-Tale Heart promises much much more of the same … “intense atmosphere and delicious plot … you have no excuse to miss this fine production” (Derby Telegraph on THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM)
Save £7.50 (Stalls, Dress Circle, Upper Circle) on Tuesday 7.30pm performance. Tickets £25.50 (Stalls, Upper Circle) on Wednesday 2pm & 7.30pm & Thursday 7.30pm performances (saving up to £6.50)
All tickets £25.50 in the Stalls & Upper Circle for Tuesday to Thursday 7.30pm and Wednesday 2pm performances. To purchase these tickets you must be under 26 at the time of purchase. You may be asked to show your ID on doors to confirm your age.
All tickets £25.50 in the Stalls & Upper Circle for bookings of 10 or more per performance on Tuesday to Thursday 7.30pm and Wednesday 2pm performances only. Please email our Group Sales team or call 0115 989 5555 to book.
No concessions in the Balcony
“something to make [the audience's] blood run cold ... I jumped out of my seat"British Theatre Guide
Select a Performance
Tuesday 2 April
Wednesday 3 April
Wednesday 3 April
Thursday 4 April