Renowned for pioneering 'in-yer-face' theatre and for devising boundary-breaking productions such as The Wonderful World of Dissocia (2004) and Unreachable (2016), Neilson is associated with fringe theatres and new writing at the Royal Court. His National Theatre debut is a testament to the experimental, and edgy vibe that is growing in the Dorfman.
Based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story, The Tell-Tale Heart combines meta-theatre and twisted comedy. Neilson channels the unsettling intensity of Poe's prose, but makes the male characters female. We follow a young playwright plagued by writers' block rents an attic flat in Brighton in the hope it will inspire her. She soon forms a relationship with her solitary landlady, who has a life-altering condition and an obsessive streak.
Mental instability, unreliable narration and violence come together in a play that promises to be a bracing and bold watch.
|What||The Tell-Tale Heart, National Theatre|
|Where||National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
05 Dec 18 – 09 Jan 19, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
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