This production is a one man show and the story is seen through the eyes of the narrator and companion of M. Dupin.
The novel was adapted some years ago and has had several performances in the last 15 years including the Millfield Arts Centre, North London
The Market Theatre, Hitchin
Rugeley Rose Theatre, Midlands.
The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe is the fore runner of Sherlock Holmes. It follows the adventures of Dupin, a French private detective who has a remarkable gift for deducing facts from pure logical examination.
A terrible murder is discovered in a dwelling house in the back streets of Paris. A mother and daughter are discovered horribly murdered. The daughter is found strangled and the mother’s throat has been so forcibly cut that on moving the body, the head fell off!
Who could have committed such a heinous crime? The Parisian police are baffled. All the doors were found locked from the inside, there were no secret passages and neighbours reported hearing voices, but every witness described one of the voices as speaking a foreign language, but none of them could agree which language was spoken!
Dupin undertakes to solve the case, but the outcome is not what anyone expected!