Orpheus Descending


Lady is trapped in a loveless marriage, surrounded by intolerant people, living a boring small-town life. But when a wild-eyed charismatic drifter appears, a new life of love and passion suddenly seem possible.
Orpheus Descending at Menier Chocolate Factory

Image: Menier Chocolate Factory


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Menier Chocolate Factory
Starts: Thursday 9 May 2019
Closes: Saturday 6 July 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Tennessee Williams' Deep South American drama is directed by Theatr Clwyd's Artistic Director Tamara Harvey. Orpheus Descending began its life as Battle of Angels in 1940, and was first performed on Broadway in 1957.


In 1959, Sidney Lumet directed the film adaptation, The Fugitive Kind, starring Marlon Brando and Anna Magnani.


Synopsis


Lady is trapped in a loveless marriage, surrounded by intolerant people, living a boring small-town life.


But when a wild-eyed charismatic drifter appears, a new life of love and passion suddenly seem possible.


Everything will change as certainty, conformity and tradition are ripped apart.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
53 Southwark Street
London SE1 1RU

Box office tel: 020 7378 1713

Box office email: -

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 9 May 2019

Closes:Saturday 6 July 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 8‑00pm (13th May)

Tuesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 8‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 8‑00pm

Friday ‑ 8‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 8‑00pm


Matinee:

Saturday - 3-30pm

Sunday - 3-30pm

(No matinees on Saturday 11th May, Sunday 12th May & Sunday 19th May)


Tickets


Previews:
£37.50, £42.50, £47.50

Standard:
£40 ~ £45

Concessions:
£37.50

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Creatives


Author: Tennessee Williams
Director: Tamara Harvey
Designer: Jonathan Fensom
Lighting: Tim Mascall
Sound: Gregory Clarke

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