A renegade retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s twisted tale. Two performers dismember the process of adaptation by reimagining a macabre classic with the cheekiest of glints in their eyes.
An enigmatic writer has adapted Poe’s original story and handed scripts over to LaPelle’s Factory who are now taking merciless liberties with his words – like a madman taking out a furious rage on a helpless pet. Balanced between the hilarious and the horrific, this show revels in the darkness that hides just under the surface.
Returning to their home city and the Playhouse for the first time since presenting their killer movie night CLOUDCUCKOOLANDERS at neat16, LaPelle’s Factory are as delightfully dark as ever.
The Black Cat is gravely good fun, but be warned: it will get catty. Meow.
Devised and performed by Olwen Davies and Ollie Smith
Text adapted by Mufaro Makubika
Photography by Julian Hughes
Produced by LittleMighty
Supported by In Good Company
LaPelle’s Factory is company-in-residence at Attenborough Arts Centre.
Ustinov Room, 7pm
These events are part of Playground
Nottingham’s new performance festival by local theatre makers.
An extra £1 charge will be added to your order if you would like your tickets posted to you.
Dates & Times
|The Black Cat - Thu 5 Oct 7:00pm Thu 5 Oct||Ustinov Room||7:00pm||Free Curtain Raiser: The Russian Play|
|The Black Cat - Thu 5 Oct 7:45pm Thu 5 Oct||Neville Studio||7:45pm||£11 (£9 concessions)|