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Rehearsals begin for THE TELL-TALE HEART at the National Theatre

THE TELL-TALE HEART

A young playwright rents an attic flat in Brighton, hoping it will break the writer’s block that’s preventing her from following up on her wildly successful debut. Whilst there, she forms a relationship with her landlady, a lonely young woman with a life-altering condition.

But pressure mounts on the writer, and her relationship with the landlady becomes ever-more suffocating. The Tell-Tale Heart is a twisted, graphic and darkly-comic treat.

Renowned for his ground-breaking work, Anthony Neilson (The PrudesUnreachableThe Wonderful World of Dissocia) makes his NT debut with this contemporary reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale of a haunted conscience. Cast includes David Carlyle,Imogen Doel and Tamara Lawrance.

Directed by Anthony Neilson, design by Francis O’Connor, lighting design by Chahine Yavrayan and music and sound by Nick Powell.

A new play by Anthony Neilson

Based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe

Previews in the Dorfman Theatre from 5 December, press night 12 December, playing until 9 January