The Tell-Tale is a darkly humorous exploration of the nine days Poe disappeared before his death.
In the shadows, down beneath there is a box. Upon this box perches a most familiar bird. Inside this box is the soul of Edgar Allan Poe – trapped, haunted and lost within the dark recesses of his imagination. He must face his life’s loves, writing and loss and if he is to ever find peace. The Tell-Tale is a darkly humorous exploration of the nine days Poe disappeared before his death.
Dogfish presents a collaboration between director/maker William Aubrey Jones, writer/dramaturg Tilly Lunken and performer Peyvand Sadeghian to bring this unique literary world to life. Words, puppets and horror merge into a feast for the senses. There is a work in progress showing of The Tell-Tale at Wise Words Festival. Alongside this performance of The Tell-Tale there is a Q&A with the artists.