The Pit and the Pendulum Tickets London Theatre

The Pit and the Pendulum Tickets

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.

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Performed by just one actor with innovative binaural sound design, comes this new adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale from award-winning Creation Theatre Company. An exploration of sensory deprivation and isolation in a near pitch black room this promises to be a fully immersive experience like no other using AV projection and wireless headphones.

Creation Theatre Company return to Omnibus Theatre following their riotous, smash-hit production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream last summer (a finalist for the Off-West End Award for Best Theatre for Young People 2017). Creation 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 has been adapted by Christopher York, a recipient of the High Tide First Commissions Award and a member of Old Vic 12 Shortlist 2016.

Critic reviews

Playful, deconstructive retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, set in a present-day prison cell in Iran

· The Stage

Creation Theatre’s The Pit and the Pendulum is certainly not an adaptation in any traditional sense – though I don’t think many Poe fans will be too disappointed with this stimulating and experientially immersive rendering of the text

A Younger Theatre

This production leaves you proud of the human spirit's capacity to resist - an admirable sentiment, but not really Poe's

· Broadway World

There is an opportunity to see a talented young actor at work with a decent script for her to showcase her skills

· West End Wilma

The original twist of a Poe horror classic

· Everything Theatre
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Tue 6 Nov - Sat 24 Nov, 4pm, 7.30pm, pm


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