Ernest’s tale set to chill the spine

PUBLISHED: 17:12 22 April 2010 | UPDATED: 01:10 16 June 2010

After a sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival, award-winning theatre company Les Enfants Terribles bring the tour of their new show, Ernest and the Pale Moon, to Lyme Regis

After a sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival, award-winning theatre company Les Enfants Terribles bring the tour of their new show, Ernest and the Pale Moon, to Lyme Regis.

It was developed in association with Bristol-based company Pins and Needles Productions, and goes to the Marine Theatre, on Saturday, April 24.

Inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Alfred Hitchcock, Ernest and the Pale Moon is a spine-chilling tale of obsession and murder from writer Oliver Lansley and the production and musical team behind The Terrible Infants. Ernest spends his days watching the beautiful young woman who lives in the apartment opposite.

Upon seeing her with another man, he is thrown into a jealous rage and driven to murder, though all is not what it may at first seem and slowly Ernest's guilt sends him on a spiralling descent into madness. The piece contains narrative twists and turns, live music, inventive design and physical storytelling to provide a thrilling and terrifying experience.

The show is directed by Emma Earle of Pins and Needles Productions, who went to Holyrood School, in Chard, and then on to Exeter University to read drama. She also studied directing at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and now combines her theatre commitments with community film work in the South West and nationally.

Oliver Lansley is a published playwright, with his work including The Infant and Immaculate. He also works extensively in television and is the writer of FM, on ITV 2, starring Chris O'Dowd and Kevin Bishop; and Whites, on BBC 2, starring Alan Davies. He is currently developing various other theatre productions and television series, including a project executively produced by Ricky Gervais and Steven Merchant. Oliver was also recently named one of the 'Broadcast Hotshots' by Broadcast magazine and won the 'Multi-talented' award at Channel 4's 4-Talent Awards.

Ernest and the Pale Moon is at 8pm, on Saturday, April 24, at the Marine Theatre. Tickets cost £11.50 (£9.50), available from Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre on (01297) 442138, online at www.marinetheatre.org.uk or on the door.


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