View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
 
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
 
21st. Century Poe: Heart Shaped Hole
The Bungo
Glasgow United Kingdom
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.





Event

21st. Century Poe: Heart Shaped Hole
Scottish storyteller & playwright Marty Ross (BBC Radio horror; Doctor Who audio) drags The Tell Tale Heart pulsing and throbbing into the modern world, in a show already a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - which he now brings home to his own neck of the woods, as part of Glasgow's 2015 Southside Fringe!

Edgar Allan Poe's The Tell Tale Heart is long-established as a classic horror tale, but Marty Ross is a 'modernist' on the live storytelling scene, keen to rescue this resurgent form from backward looking quaintness. Thus, in his version, Heart Shaped Hole, our anti-hero is Stanley, a junkie on the make on Glasgow's Southside, out to murder his connection, the grotesque Doctor Ogle, and make his fortune in the drugs trade. 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.

HEART SHAPED HOLE has already been a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe and London Horror Festivals, as testified by the reviews it received:

"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 *****

"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 a bewitchingly good story that leaves a haunting reminder long after the lights have gone down." - 3 Weeks ****

"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."  The Scotsman

"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; another Poe show, Moyamensing, is to be BBC Radio Scotland's big Halloween show this year, with another new play, The Dead Of Fenwick Moor, to be broadcast in the new year), plus Doctor Who & award-nominated Dark Shadows audio drama, as well as Blood And Stone, nominated for a 2012 Rondo Award (horror fandom's Oscars), Ross also regularly performs as a live storyteller, particularly in Scotland, his native country, and in the East Midlands, where he currently lives, this year having already seen him perform The Blackwater Bride in Nottingham and Derbyshire, and 21st Century Poe: Moyamensing at this year's Edinburgh Festival. Two plays of his have been commissioned for the last two Buxton Festivals  Redder Than Roses: A Glimpse Of Mary, Queen Of Scots & The Woman On The Bridge.

Location

The Bungo (View)
17 Nithsdale Road
Glasgow G41 2AL
United Kingdom

Map is loading...

Categories

Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 18
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No

Contact


Contact us
Email
support@brownpapertickets.com
24/7 Customer Service
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
Resources
Careers
Press
Developers
Help
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Locations
Event Producers
Create an Event
Pricing
Services
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Join the mailing list
Get spam-free daily notifications of new events in your neighborhood!
Customize your mailing list
Connect with us
Friend us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Meet the Doers
Use of this service is subject to the Terms & Conditions of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2017 Mobile EN ES FR