Edgar Allan

Eleven-year-old Edgar Allan has only one goal: to be the most remarkable boy at English Boarding School. He has only one obstacle: Edgar Allan. A dark musical comedy inspired by the youth and short stories of Edgar Allan Poe.

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            Edgar Allan

            See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2019/05/edgar-allan-2/ for details.

            Location: Spriet Family Theatre

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              Edgar Allan

              See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2019/05/edgar-allan-2/ for details.

              Location: Spriet Family Theatre

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              Edgar Allan

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                Edgar Allan

                See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2019/05/edgar-allan-2/ for details.

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                  Edgar Allan

                  See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2019/05/edgar-allan-2/ for details.

                  Location: Spriet Family Theatre

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                    Edgar Allan

                    See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2019/05/edgar-allan-2/ for details.

                    Location: Spriet Family Theatre

                4 thoughts on “Edgar Allan”

                1. Barry Brown says:

                  A clear contender for best of Fringe, “Edgar Allan” is a “manic lullabye inspired by the childhood and short stories of Edgar Allan Poe.” At times disorienting, always engaging and entertaining, the play focuses on the 11 year old Edgar Allan’s first year at a prestigious boarding school. He is consumed by a dark sort of ambition– the type that demands not only that he prevail but that his rivals be vanquished. After a series of successes, he meets his most dangerous rival: a boy named Edgar Allan. Is he real or another aspect of the protagonist? We don’t know but the rivalry is real and its course tragic. But the darkness is regularly illuminated by Edgar’s beautiful, melancholic songs. “Why is the night so dark? Why are the stars so far?” It is indeed a world in which “everything fun is a little bit dangerous, and everything dangerous is a little bit fun.” And exhilarating.

                2. Sara says:

                  This is a great show- well constructed, true professional performers creating an intriguing story. I left caring what happened next..the original music performed through out is excellent, I do like ukelele! Quirky, fringy- we stayed mesmerized with this show.. talking about it down the hallway and stairwell with the other audience members.

                3. Greg Kondrak
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                  Created by and starring Katie Hartman and Nick Ryan of The Coldharts, Edgar Allan is a deliciously dark, funny, and beautiful love letter to American gothic legend Edgar Allan Poe. Inspired by Poe’s short stories, poems, and personal life, Edgar Allan perfectly brings to life the creepy and surreal atmosphere of Poe’s work. The play follows a young prodigy named Edgar Allan, who is furious and devastated when another young genius also named Edgar Allan joins his class. As the boys battle for domination, the many layers of their delightfully freaky personalities come to the surface. The show’s music is simple yet extremely effective, featuring only two instruments throughout, one for each lead. These songs alone are worth several repeat listens, as they expertly weave together moody themes and character development. The set and blocking is well constructed, not only for the sake of audience viewing but also as a reference to Poe’s short story “The Cask of Amontillado.” Furthermore, the colours and lighting are often used to give the audience insight into the minds of the Edgars, reminiscent of some of Poe’s more cerebral fiction. Props are also effectively used by the leads, creating humour and contrast between both characters. Every detail of the show is creatively crafted to evoke humour, horror, and wonder, and all of it works. A fantastic show by an incredibly talented team. I highly recommend any theatre fan to see Edgar Allen at Fringe this year, especially if you’re also a fan of literature and gothic horror. I look forward to seeing it again this week!
                  5/5

                  *****

                4. Dave W says:

                  I’ll add my vote with the other reviewers that this is a fantastic show. Definitely a contender for the Best of the Fringe Award. Make an effort to see this show. You won’t be disappointed.

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