Crich: New season of Live & Local will get off to a gripping start with Edgar Allan Poe tale

Live and Local begins with Tell Tale Heart
Live and Local begins with Tell Tale Heart

The 2014-15 Live & Local season at the Crich Glebe Field Centre kicks off with a brand new adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell Tale Heart on Sunday, 30th November.

Suitable for audiences aged 12 and over, this is a funny, inventive and absorbing version of his gripping story about a murder that bites back.

A wealthy recluse and his nurse are barricaded in a gloomy mansion with blacked out windows and are slowly driving each other mad.

When the nurse finally snaps and murders his patient, he’s convinced he’s got away with the perfect crime.

But when a determined thumping noise starts up beneath the floorboards his nightmare begins. 

This riveting tale of murder in the dark is performed by one actor and an on-stage sound artist, creating clever live sound effects and music.

Every heartbeat, every ticking death-watch beetle, every bump in the night will happen right before your ears.

Tense, funny, and scary in equal measure, The Tell Tale Heart will please anyone who likes a good old fashioned horror movie, crime novel or detective drama.

It plays on the power of suggestion, without spilling a single drop of blood, so those of a nervous disposition need not look away.

“The majority of our audience were totally amazed at the show and when it finished there was such silence that you could hear a pin drop,” said a group spokesman.”

The performance takes place at the Crich Glebe Field Centre and doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start.

A licensed bar and refreshments will be available.

Advance tickets are £10 for adults and £7 for children aged 12 to 16 years-old.

Tickets on the night (if available) will be £12 and £8.50 respectively.

All tickets are available through the ticket hotline on 01773 853260 or by emailing for advance bookings.