A welcome return for Once, a gorgeous show with music truly at its heart and soul.
The audience can’t hep but be attentive throughout as Once has the magical ability to completely wrap them up and take them on a journey that is pure and delicate.
Created by Luke Adamson and Dan Bottomley and directed by Adamson with Phil Croft, The House of Usher takes an actor-musician approach to the material and is very much its own version of the short story, pulling in influences from elsewhere in Poe’s oeuvre and also the depths of the writers’ own imaginations.
The piece is a musical reworking of a classic Gothic short story from one of the genre’s masters. With that in mind, it’s no wonder that my character is a classic Gothic trope, the nameless narrator.