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This unflinching and dreamlike comedy-drama bursts on to The Hope Theatre stage this autumn under the direction of its award-winning Artistic Director, Matthew Parker.
More than 50 years since its UK premiere, Eugene Ionesco's dark comic-drama still packs one hell of a punch.
The French playwright's radical views on education, life and death are laced through this funny, disturbing and gripping look at the tyrannical nature of power, the dangers of enforced education and how words can be used as weapons.
With broad comedy jutting up against scenes of horror, The Lesson is a theatrical experience you will never forget.
"Note this carefully, and remember it 'till the day you die …"
When an enthusiastic young student arrives at The Professor's house for her lesson, she is wide-eyed and ready to learn.
But no amount of studying can prepare her for the odyssey that lies ahead.
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London N1 1RL
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm
Friday ‑ 7‑45pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm
The Maid - Joan Potter
The Pupil - Sheetal Kapoor
The Professor - Roger Alborough
Author: Eugène Ionesco, translated by Donald Watson
Director: Matthew Parker
Designer: Rachael Ryan
Lighting: Chris McDonnell
Sound: Simon Arrowsmith
Fight director: Philip d'Orleans
Movement: Roman Pedro Berry
Production: Benjamin Alborough & Cas Hodges for The Hope Theatre