The House of Usher
The Ushers are an ancient and noble line, known for a number of things; repeated deeds of charity, a passionate devotion to the intricacies of musical science and a collection of many works of exalted art. What is not generally known is that they are plagued by an ancient family evil, a curse.
This curse is causing Roderick Usher to be ill, sensitive to light and sound and unable to step outside the doors of his house. He calls upon his old childhood friend for help. When the friend arrives he finds himself becoming more and more involved and falling deeper and deeper into the dark tangled web that is The House of Usher.
Secrets surface, friendships are tested and a dark secret threatens to bring the House of Usher crashing down.
Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic masterpiece “The Fall of The House of Usher” with a brand new score and a small cast of exceptional actor-musicians this gothic musical thriller promises to be the Halloween show not to miss.
Created by Luke Adamson & Dan Bottomley
Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe
Directed by Luke Adamson & Phil Croft
Musical Director Rob Gathercole
Designer Verity Johnson
Lighting Design by Tom Kitney
Sound Design by Matthew Williams