The Fall of the House of Usher

Written by Edgar Allan Poe
Adapted and directed by Anastasia Revi
Devised by The Company

The Old Cholmeley Boys Club, Dalston, London, 2010

During a dull, dark, and soundless day when clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I found myself within view of the melancholy House of Usher. Here was an iciness, a sinking, a sickening of the heart – an unredeemed dreariness of thought. What was it that so unnerved me in the contemplation of the House of Usher?

A macabre and gothic site specific theatrical performance where the enigmatic Roderick Usher, the ethereal Madeline and their strange visitor, perform a story of sinister beauty, sick eroticism, and unfulfilled love in the shadows of decadent chandeliers, candles, and the haunting music of the piano…


Roderick Usher – Chris Gunter
Madeline Usher – Alex Marieka Hanly
Visitor – Noah Young
House Spirit – Susie Fairbrother

Creative and Production Team
Directed by Anastasia Revi
Original score and live piano by Kostis Kritsotakis
Costumes by Alison Neighbour
Photography and visuals by Yiannis Katsaris
Sound and lights by Vassillis Valavanis
Production by Martina Reynolds


Director Anastasia Revi and her team have created a potent atmosphere, An elegantly contrived artwork, something to observe and enjoy for the skills of its creators in producing such a totally atmospheric piece, rather than as a tale of horror to be shocked or moved by.