The Belfast Ensemble – with their electric fusion of live music, visual arts and actors – present their response to Edgar Allan Poe’s masterpiece of terror, isolation and lunacy. This show comes in association with the Lyric Theatre Belfast and mixes the ensemble’s unique, high-octane style with a horror classic. Seen by many as the source for Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’, Poe’s work is re-imaged here for a modern audience with modern fears in a modern city. A must see for music and theatre fans alike.
Visual artists Declan Kelly and Els Borghart made a site-specific sculptural art installation as an interpretation of Poe’s work for the actor’s to engage with on stage and throughout the performance. Orchestra seated at one end, the audience could experience the show from 3 different sides and the installation allowed for lighting to illuminate the whole theatre and create an immersive experience for the audience.
The Fall of the House of Usher was performed in the Naughton Studio at the Lyric Theatre Belfast between the 20-24th of June 2018.