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* * * * * BEAUTIFUL direction...The entire cast is TREMENDOUS. Stubbs, INTELLIGENT and INFINITELY MOVING, cuts to the pure heart of the playwright better than I have ever seen it done.' The Daily Telegraph
* * * * INTENSE - TOOK MY BREATH AWAY' The Times
* * * * Sarah Frankcom's atmospheric, bluesy revival, touched with gothic nightmare..scratches away at your soul like an unhappy ghost begging to be let in...This is Stubbs AT HER VERY BEST...' The Guardian
In a small town in the Deep South of America nothing ever seems to change. That is, until one day, a charismatic young drifter appears with a snakeskin jacket and a guitar. Like a fox in a hen coop, this wild eyed boy tears up the prejudices and certainties of the town, igniting the passion of Lady Torrance, who for years has been trapped in a loveless marriage. But their freedom and love is too much for such a narrow-minded community…
This major revival of Tennessee Williams’ classic drama about the power of imagination and love in the face of conformity, stars Imogen Stubbs and is directed by Sarah Frankcom, whose recent award-winning successes at the Exchange include PUNK ROCK, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, BEAUTIFUL THING, and MISS JULIE.
Interested in Orpheus Descending?
Maybe you'd be interested in our event LIGHT AND SHADOW
- 6 staged rehearsed readings by multi-award-winning playwrights about the resonant themes in the masterpiece.
The Theatre - Tuesday 6 November, 7.30pm
INTRODUCING... Orpheus Descending
Wednesday 7 November, 10.00am - 12 noon
A pre-show talk and demonstration-based workshop for schools, community groups and individuals.
Tickets £6 / £4 (concessions & groups leaders.
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