Be very afraid. The Okai Collier Company returns to the Jack Studio Theatre this June with a spine-tingling double bill of Edgar Allan Poe. Are you up for it?
The Masque of the Red Death and The Fall of the House of Usher is set to be a haunting night of theatre from the master of Gothic story-telling.
The Masque, adapted by Simon James Collier, directed by Omar F Okai, is set set in a remote and fortified abbey where the notorious Prince Prospero and a handful of selected friends have taken refuge to wait out the end of the Red Death, a terrible plague which has swept the land.
But as the revelry continues a mysterious figure appears and the Prince is forced to confront his own mortality.
The Fall of the House of Usher is adapted by Adam Dechanel and directed by Maud Madlyn.
One man, determined to rescue his captive bride-to-be, is pitted against the centuries old curse cast upon the house. Can he rescue his love before it’s too late?
The Poe double bill plays at the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, South East London, from June 6-24.