Jeremy Herrin (This House) directs Lesley Manville (Phantom Thread, Long Day’s Journey into Night) and Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings) 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.
Following advice from Government and Public Health England about the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), all scheduled performances of The Visit have been cancelled.
Due to the high volume of performances involved, it may take a short while before we can contact all ticket-holders directly about their booking.
We recognise that this is a difficult time for many, and thank you for your patience.
If you have not heard from us by Tuesday 14 April, please contact a member of the Box Office team about your booking.
Originally commissioned by and produced in association with David Binder
The New American Work Programme is supported by The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Lawton W Fitt & James I McLaren Foundation and Kathleen J Yoh
Talks and events
Making the Show: The Visit Thu 19 Mar, 10.30am – 4pm, £60/£40/£15
Actor Lesley Manville on The Visit Fri 20 March, 3pm, £9/£6
An Introduction to Epic Theatre Mon 23 March, 5.30pm, £9/£6