Pupils from Dauntsey’s have staged a dramatic production of Fall of the House of Usher, Steven Berkoff’s adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s Gothic short story. This is the second time the play has been performed at the school, the last time being in 2001.
The dramatic play, set in an ancient, decaying castle, creates a strong sense of claustrophobia as events unfold involving a twin brother and sister and an unnamed narrator who visits the castle.
Rikki Jackson, Director of Drama, Dauntsey’s said: “Some 17 years after first being staged here at Dauntsey’s, Edgar Allen Poe’s gothic horror story The Fall of the House of Usher was once again performed to appreciative audiences.
“Berkoff’s adaption was skilfully performed by Tiggy, Adam and Jack and with atmospheric lighting and sound operated by Theo and Nadim. The ghastly story of Roderick and Madeleine Usher left the audience chilled, unnerved and in no doubt that Halloween is just around the corner…”