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The Visit Talks and Events

The Visit or The Old Lady Comes to Call, with Lesley Manville and a black panther in a waiting area of an old public building

The Visit Talks and Events

The Visit

or The Old Lady Comes to Call
based on the play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
adapted by Tony Kushner
From 31 January

Jeremy Herrin (This House) directs Lesley Manville (The Phantom ThreadLong Day’s Journey into Night) and Hugo Weaving (The Matrix) as former lovers in Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s visionary revenge play, transported into mid-20th-century America by Tony Kushner (Angels in America).

In the town of Slurry, New York, post-war recession has bitten. Claire Zachanassian, improbably beautiful and impenetrably terrifying, returns to her hometown as the world’s richest woman. The locals hope her arrival signals a change in their fortunes, but they soon realise that prosperity will only come at a terrible price.