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The Tell-Tale Heart

Z Ward

01 Jul - 04 Jul 2021


From $35*

Z Ward is made available with thanks to National Trust, South Australia.

All scheduled performances of The Tell-Tale Heart will go ahead at Z Ward Glenside this week, in line with current guidelines.
The wearing of masks for all audience members will now be required. Any changes to restrictions in South Australia may affect this theatrical season.
Ticket holders will be notified immediately in the case that shows cannot go ahead.

“I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad?”

Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart

In the chilling halls of Z Ward Glenside sits one man, here to convince you of his sanity. The Tell-Tale Heart is a classic tale of gothic fiction – of murder and madness – presented as a tour de force one man opera.

A man sits in a cell, a tortured soul, cursing the floorboards and that traitorous ever-beating heart.

Edgar Allan Poe’s classic of Gothic fiction is performed by acclaimed tenor James Egglestone in the chilling halls of Z Ward, the home to South Australia’s “criminally insane” for 90 years.

Part of the State Opera’s Lost Operas of Oz series, Dennis Vaughan’s one-man opera is a powerful setting of Poe’s haunting tale that will leave your senses reeling and your heart beating faster.

Dennis Vaughan
Hugh Halliday
Ben Flett

The Narrator
James Egglestone
  • Duration 50 mins
  • Interval no
  • Suitability PG
    • English
  • Surtitles No
  • Hearing Loop No
  • Accessible Venue Yes