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21st CENTURY POE: FALLING FOR THE USHERS
Sat 29 October 7.30pm Tickets £9 full / £8 concession.
Chilwell Arts Theatre, Queens Road West, Chilwell, NG9 5AL.
Telephone: 0115 925 2698 or 07772 053412
www.chilwellartstheatre.co.uk
martyrossstoryteller.blogspot.co.uk / @martyrosswriter

Scottish (but Nottingham-based)storyteller & playwright Marty Ross
radically reinvents Poe's House Of Usher for the contemporary theatre:
what better show to get Nottingham in the mood for Halloween?

Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall Of The House Of Usher is long-established
as a classic horror tale, but Marty Ross is a ‘modernist’ on the live
storytelling scene, audaciously relocating the tale to his own era and
his own Glaswegian 'back yard'. Thus, in his version, Falling For The
Ushers, haunted twins Roderick and Madeline Usher have left behind the
misty Gothic manor of the original story to become superstars of
Glasgow's contemporary art world, thanks to their macabre conceptual
installations in the manner of Damien Hirst and the Chapman Bros. But
when Madeline’s old art school admirer Ed shows up, their tragic
downfall is as inescapable as ever. And Marty Ross's unique performing
style, combining evocative language with expressionistic mime and
gesture, makes full-blown theatre out of the story as he embodies a
whole cast list of larger than life characters.

21st CENTURY POE has already been a hit at the Edinburgh & Glasgow
Southside Fringes, as well as the London Horror Festivals, as
testified by the reviews below....

“Ross has a great aptitude for suspense and terror, and he hurls
himself into his tale with energy and passion, in words which ring
with Glasgow rhythm. An accomplished piece of work… a chilling
conclusion.” – The Scotsman

“…What Marty Ross does with literature’s most mystical and macabre
works is make them sing with new energy and beguile an audience all
over again…. poetically re-worked ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’
manages, in its modernisation, to preserve and revere the original,
even intensifying its impact… a bewitchingly good story that leaves a
haunting reminder long after the lights have gone down.” - 3 Weeks
****

“Insanely good storytelling… a master craftsman who never turns down
the pressure… Ross’ violently impressive performance make this a
heart-pounding triumph… Trainspotting meets gothic horror….” –
Broadway Baby *****

“Visceral. A compelling narrator and onstage presence. … left you
thinking as well as reeling… theatre that kept you on edge… an
immensely entertaining ride that scared and shocked in equal measure –
a fair ground ghost ride for the 21st Century….” – Fringe Review

Well established as a playwright, particularly with dark drama for BBC
radio (Ghost Zone, Catch My Breath, Darker Side Of The Border, Rough
Magick, Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk, Moyamensing, The Dead Of Fenwick
Moor), plus Doctor Who & award-nominated Dark Shadows audio drama, as
well as Blood And Stone, nominated for a Rondo Award (horror fandom’s
Oscars), Ross also regularly performs as a live storyteller throughout
Scotland and England. Two plays of his have premiered at recent Buxton
Festivals – Redder Than Roses: A Glimpse Of Mary , Queen Of Scots &
The Woman On The Bridge. Crooker's Kingdom was commissioned by
Cromford Mill for premiere last Halloween. Another audio drama, Romeo
& Jude, has recently been released to great acclaim by Amazon Audible,
featuring Owen Teale from Game Of Thrones..

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21st CENTURY POE: FALLING FOR THE USHERS

21st CENTURY POE: FALLING FOR THE USHERS: Telephone Number 07772 053412
21st CENTURY POE: FALLING FOR THE USHERS: Website Address www.chilwellartstheatre.co.uk

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