The Lesson

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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.
The Lesson at Hope Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Black comedy
Venue: Hope Theatre
Started: Tuesday 25 September 2018
Closed: Saturday 13 October 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 18+

Background


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.


Synopsis


"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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Box office tel: 0333 666 3366

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 25 September 2018

Press night:Thursday 27 September 2018

Closes:Saturday 13 October 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£15

Concessions:
£12

Cast


The Maid - Joan Potter

The Pupil - Sheetal Kapoor

The Professor - Roger Alborough


Creatives


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

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