POE: Macabre Resurrections by Second Skin Theatre



The church where Edgar Allan Poe himself once worshipped as a child is the setting for five of his most disturbing works, brought into the 21st century by some of the country’s most courageous and visceral writers. Second Skin Theatre presents Poe: Macabre Resurrections, an innovative celebration of the gothic writings of Poe.

This unsettling piece of site-specific theatre will send chills up your spine as Second Skin Theatre deliver a show ‘possessed of grit and determination’ (TIME OUT on La Chunga). Pushing theatrical boundaries with a production which promises to be at once ‘urgent and addictive’ (THE STAGE on La Chunga),each piece will be performed in a different part of the church, with one performance taking the audience out of their comfort zones and into the graveyard.

Second Skin Theatre are the Resident Company of The Church Street Theatre, this winter their creative team of associates have transformed St Mary’s Old Church and graveyard into a venue fit to house the macabre writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Join them as they resurrect his haunting tales in the very neighbourhood he spent his childhood, Stoke Newington.

The Resurrections

The Black Cat by Mike Carter, Directed by Andy McQuade (La Chunga, Salome, Knuckleball)

Pit and The Pendulum by Jacob Hodgkinson, Directed by Samuel Miller (Bedtime Solos, Pay As You Go)

Premature Burial by Rob Johnston, Directed by John Kachoyan (The Captive, Unrestless)

Masque of The Red Death by Nadine Hearity, Directed by Hayley Byfield (Lazy Jack, The Honeyguide)

Cask of Amontillado by Richard Allden, Directed by Yolanda Ferrato [ (Bus Riley's Back in Town, A Raisin)

All five works are framed by ‘The Preacher and The Raven’ by Rob Johnston, Directed by Anthony Lau

Set Design by Nika Khitrova

Lighting Design by Anna Sbokou

Costume Design by Vasiliki Sirma

Listings Information

The Church Street Theatre

St. Mary’s Old Church, Church St.

Stoke Newington N16 9ES

£14 (£12) Nov 16 – Dec 4, 2011

TUE-SAT 8pm/SUN 8.20pm


Audience are advised to bring warm clothing. No admittance to under 13s.

Audience members suffering from claustrophobia are requested to inform ticket staff on booking.

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