Nicholas Wright was the first director of the Royal Court's Theatre Upstairs, presenting an innovative programme of new writing, and was joint artistic director of the Royal Court.
His plays have been staged by the RSC, Almeida Theatre, National Theatre, Royal Court and Riverside Studios.
They include Treetops, The Gorky Brigade, Custom of the Country and The Desert Air.
Mrs Klein was first staged at the National Theatre in a production directed by Peter Gill, on Broadway in 1995, and most recently revived at the Almeida Theatre in 2009.
Lucy Skilbeck is Director of Actor Training at RADA.
Beginning her career in Australia, she has directed extensively in the UK and USA, and has previously taught at many drama schools across the UK and Australia.
At RADA, she has directed Gabriel, A Conversation, In Flame, Unprotected, Speaking in Tongues and last year, Girls and Dolls.
There are bad mothers.
Mothers who are totally bad.
We never felt you loved us.
You were interested in us, that's all.
But we loved you.
In 1934 the son of Britain's most controversial psychoanalyst was reported killed in a climbing accident.
There were no witnesses.
Nicholas Wright's play shows the aftermath of a shattering and unexpected death, and its effect on three remarkable women.
Melanie Klein (1882-1960) came to Britain from Berlin with a mission to extend psychoanalysis to very young children.
Her insights provoked division in the psychoanalytic movement which persists to the present day.
Inspired by real events, this study of a fractured mother-daughter relationship explores how her public career left Klein ill-equipped to handle private tragedy - and how her pioneering psychoanalysis of infants left her relationship with her own children damaged beyond repair.
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London WC1E 6ED
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Monday ‑ 7‑15pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑15pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑15pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑15pm
Friday ‑ 7‑15pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑15pm
Senior Friend £8
RADA alumni £6
Author: Nicholas Wright
Director: Lucy Skilbeck
Designer: Janet Bird