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.
Please note: This production contains smoke, haze, gunshots and flashing lights. If you require further information, contact details are provided in our Help centre.
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
American Culture in the 1950s Fri 6 March, 5.30pm, £9/£6
Revenge vs Justice: Theatre and Ethics Wed 11 March, 5.30pm, £9/£6
Director Jeremy Herrin on The Visit Thu 12 March, 5.30pm, £9/£6
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