Scheduled Brindley Events News

Help us celebrate ‘Master of Macabre’ as A Pandemonium of Poe is coming to the Brindley Theatre Runcorn on Saturday 22 September.

It is presented by the award winning ‘Don’t Go Into The Cellar’Theatre Company, described as the UK’s finest practitioners of theatrical Victoriana in a macabre vein.

Be chilled by an evening’s eerie entertainment, with this original theatrical anthology of a selection of Poe’s finest feats of fear-filled fiction!

Be led by the sinister Dr Trevellyan as he leads you into the deepest recesses of the human psyche. Along the way you will encounter such stark terror as may shatter the senses! But will you emerge from the shadows alive… ?

Jonathan Goodwin and Phil Jennings perform in a show scripted by Jonathan Goodwin, and directed by Gary Archer.
Tickets are £12, £10 from or the box office on 0151 907 8360

The company previously brought Dracula’s Ghost and Tea With Oscar Wilde to the Halton Borough Council venue to wide acclaim.

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic, best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre.

He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country’s earliest practitioners of the short story.

Poe is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.

He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.