Big Telly’s ‘Melmoth the Wanderer’ at Playhouse

A colourful, condensed and quirky show based on the first ever horror novel, ‘Melmoth the Wanderer’ will delight audiences at The Playhouse on Thursday 8th March.

Melmoth the Wanderer is a playground of bizarre and ridiculous situations inspired by Saw, Psycho director Tim Burton and Fawlty Towers - where innocent eccentrics struggle to survive.

In this dark gothic tale, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Portstewart Theatre Company, five ‘chancers’ present a terrifying tale of temptation, torture and a traveller desperate to find someone to take over his pact and release him from immortality.

The cast take on the colourful and darkly humorous roles of a stranger in the depths of despair, an innocent child raised on a desert island with no knowledge of the world and the clowns compelled to play out this extraordinary tale of temptation, desire and cannibalism having possibly bitten off more than they can chew...

World-renowned mask director and international theatre practitioner, John Wright has joined the creative team, bringing with him a wealth of experience which will enhance the highly skilled visual spectacle of the performances.

Tickets for Big Telly’s ‘Melmoth the Wanderer’ on Thursday March 8 at 8pm are £11/ £9 and are available from The Playhouse Box Office on (028)71268027 or online at