After Blood Wedding, Yellow Wallpaper and The Soul of Wittgenstein, I’m delighted to return to the Omnibus Theatre for this fascinating, politically charged adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe literary classic from Creation Theatre…
A political prisoner wakes in a pitch-black cell, unable to see what terror hides in the darkness. As tension and fear escalate, the chances of survival grow slim.
An exploration of sensory deprivation and isolation in a near pitch black room, this new adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe‘s classic tale The Pit and the Pendulum promises to be a fully immersive experience like no other. The production, from award-winning Creation Theatre Company, is performed by just one actor and incorporates innovative binaural sound design, AV projection and wireless headphones.
Based in Banbury, Creation Theatre Company have been producing site-specific productions across Oxfordshire for 22 years, bringing anarchic adaptations of classic stories to unusual venues.
The Pit and the Pendulum transfers to London after success at Oxford’s historic Bodleian Library. It follows Creation’s success at Omnibus last summer with their riotous, smash-hit production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (a finalist for the Off-West End Award for Best Theatre for Young People 2017).
The Pit and the Pendulum is adapted and directed by Christopher York, a recipient of the High Tide First Commissions Award and a member of Old Vic 12 Shortlist 2016.
After the performance of The Pit & the Pendulum on Tuesday 13 November 2018 at Omnibus Theatre, I’ll be joined Christopher York and other members of the Creation team.