The Fall of the House of Usher – live score – *SOLD OUT*

The Fall of the House of Usher - live score - *SOLD OUT*




6:15 pm - 7:30 pm


This event has already happened, so can't be booked.


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1928 / France / 1 hour 3 mins / Director – Jean Epstein / Writer – Edgar Allan Poe (adapted by Luis Bunuel).

Jean Epstein & Luis Bunuel’s 1928 interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe’s classic tale of paranoia and suspense is considered Cinema’s first true Gothic horror. As his beloved wife Madeleine succumbs to a mysterious illness, Sir Roderick Usher invites his old friend Allan to his castle for support. He arrives to find Roderick consumed with completing a painting of Madeleine, something that seems to draw the life out of her with every brush stroke he makes. Once the picture is finished, Madeleine collapses, and her physician confirms she has passed away – but a ghostly presence invades the house of Usher.

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In The Nursery’s new score incorporates sound design along with more traditional instrumentation (including shruti box & ukulele) to encompass the Gothic nature of Epstein and Bunuel’s avante-garde, haunting vision. In The Nursery’s new score is their 8th, their previous track record includes scoring landmark titles such as The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Man with a Movie Camera and The Passion of Joan of Arc.

Tickets are £9.50 full price, £7.50 concessions and £15 on the door.

With thanks to The Light Cinema.

  • Presented courtesy of Cinémathèque française.

Arts Council England
British Council
Heritage Fund
Key Fund
Department for Culture, Media and Sport