Edgar Allan Poe: The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Theatre (drama, adaptation)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months

This show has performances in multiple locations


The original detective story. Two women are found brutally murdered in their Parisian home in the Rue Morgue – one virtually decapitated, the other thrust up a chimney. The police are baffled by the apparent lack of any possible egress by the killers and strange voices heard just after the blood-curling screams of the women. The lack of motive – not for the murders themselves but for the savage nature of the crime – leads them to arrest an innocent man. C August Dupin steps in to investigate the seemingly impossible events.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Via a door from street level and a lift.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp, Lift (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Charlie Guy 37 days ago

***** 5 Stars!! This show was without a doubt the highlight of my Fringe. The portrayal of Dupin in particular was magnificent - I am gutted I caught it on the last day of the run as seeing it again would be a joy. The lack of props and scenery only serve to heighten the descriptions and fully immerse the audience in Poe's world and, as a Poe specialist, it was a joy to see his work presented faithfully, without gimmick, and his characters brought to life upon the stage. An absolute triumph - I will be keeping my eye out for further productions.

Snap Judgement 38 days ago


* A multitude of characters. Masterfully portraying multiple engaging personalities.
* Poe-etic Fidelity. The play was an enacted reading of the story, just like Poe imagined it.

* A Bit Too Faithful. Those who have read the nearly 200-year-old tale will only get to hear it again.
* Threadbare Stage. In a setting so sparse, our actors almost ventured into audiobook territory.

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Keith Hamilton 40 days ago

Very entertaining and at times very funny show

Roger Bradwell 44 days ago

This adaptation is quality, one of the best shows i have seen this year.

Richard 47 days ago

A well-produced drama, excellent cast of two. Held the audience for the full 50 minutes.

patrick barrins 52 days ago

An Edgar Allan Poe classic told by a duo who portray the main protagonists with some enthusiasm. Especially the Dupin …he also acts out the interviewees in this grotesque French Classic that probably influenced the creator of Sherlock Holmes.The similarities are evident.

Enjoyed this show.

Louise Chappell 56 days ago

Really enjoyed this two man show! The story is told with a humour and lots of changes of character, each one of which is convincing. From 12 to 80 years old, our family all agreed that this show was excellent and a lot of fun.

Helena Nash 58 days ago

A marvellous two-man performance of the original master detective. Very impressed by the quick changes between characters.

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Theatre, Films and Arts (3/5 stars) 48 days ago

A gritty Gothic horror writer that will often leave you on the edge of your seat and haunted by what has just taken place.

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