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One Man Poe
One Man Poe

Sun, 29 Oct


Lauriston Castle

One Man Poe

Using his original texts from 1840s, one actor brings four of Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic tales to life: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Black Cat and The Raven.

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Time & Location

29 Oct 2023, 13:30 – 14:30

Lauriston Castle, 2 Cramond Rd S, Edinburgh EH4 6AD, UK

About the event

Edgar Allan Poe is renowned as the 'Godfather of Gothic Horror' and his work has inspired a countless amount of horror writers, from Lovecraft  to Stephen King.  Using the original texts from the 1840s, solo actor Stephen Smith brings  four of his most compelling and terrifying gothic tales to life.  

This quadruple-bill is split into two halves over two days. Please ensure you are on the correct ticket page for the correct day:

SATURDAY 28th OCTOBER: The Tell-Tale Heart / The Pit and the Pendulum   

SUNDAY 29th OCTOBER: The Black Cat / The Raven  

Join us at Lauriston Castle for part – or all – of this “marathon of the  macabre” ... if you dare!

Content warning: Contains references to violence, murder, grief, torture, domestic abuse and animal abuse.


Tickets are refundable only up to 24 hours before the show begins. You can find all the details about this event on our website. Accessibility is limited inside the Castle. Please see our website FAQs page additional for details on admission and restrictions.  A paying adult must accompany any under 18s. One Man Poe is suitable for 12+, The Terror Trail is suitable for 5+, The Séance Adventure and Ghosts: Tales of Terror are both suitable for 14+. You should aim to arrive at least ten minutes before the show start time. Late arrivals may not be admitted.


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