The Tell-Tale Heart
‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1843, about an unnamed narrator who insists on his sanity after murdering an old man with a “vulture eye”.
This one-man Facebook Live show was created while on lock-down, filmed on a mobile phone and streamed completely live from a living room.
Cast & Creatives
Written by Edgar Allan Poe
Performed and Directed by Stephen Smith
Lights, Sound and Music by Stephanie Van Den Driesen
Filmed by David Smith
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- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: 25 May 2020 - 31 May 2020
- Time: All Day
We are a theatre company, originally from Liverpool. In response to the Covid-19 crisis and my one-man tour being rescheduled to next summer, I wanted to create an online theatre show. I chose to work with Poe’s timeless story as it is written entirely in the first person and mostly takes place in one room, which proved a perfect monologue for an actor to perform from their home. Keeping true to Poe's spirit, the vision was to create a very intimate and intense experience for the reader (or in this case, the audience). My younger brother has always wanted to make a film with me, and we very quickly moved my girlfriend into our family home when the lock-down started to be enforced - both of whom were really up for helping me out with this ambitious project.