Who has not, a hundred times, found himself committing a vile or a silly action,
for no other reason than because he knows he should not?
This show is a renegade retelling of Edgar Allan Poe’s twisted tale.
Two performers dismember the process of adaptation by reimagining a macabre classic with the cheekiest of glints in their eyes.
An enigmatic writer has adapted Poe’s original story and handed scripts over to two performers who are now taking merciless liberties with the words – like a madman taking out a furious rage on a helpless pet.
Balanced between the hilarious and the horrific, this show revels in the darkness that hides just under the surface.
The Black Cat is gravely good fun, but be warned: it will get catty. Meow.
mac, Birmingham – 19 July (Edinburgh preview)
Underbelly (Cowgate), Edinburgh – 3-20 August
Nottingham Playhouse – 5 October
Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester – 16 November
Included in the Guardian’s Edinburgh festival 2017:
what to see and where to go guide.
Devised and performed by: Olwen Davies & Ollie Smith
Adaptation by: Mufaro Makubika
Additional text by: LaPelle’s Factory
Project supported by: In Good Company | Nottingham Playhouse
Photography: Julian Hughes
Please direct any queries regarding touring availability to our producers LittleMighty: info [at] littlemighty [dot] co [dot] uk