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The Visit or The Old Lady Comes to Call archiveFriedrich Durrenmatt'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.

Author Friedrich Durrenmatt. Adapted by Tony Kushner.

Archive listings for The Visit or The Old Lady Comes to Call

Work type: Play.


Producer National Theatre. Director Jeremy Herrin. Design Vicki Mortimer. Costume Moritz Junge. Lighting Paule Constable. Music Paul Englishby. Sound Paul Arditti. Director Polly Bennett (movement director). Performer Lesley Manville. Performer Hugo Weaving. Performer Troy Alexander. Performer Charlotte Asprey. Performer Jason Barnett. Performer Sam Cox. Performer Bethan Cullinane. Performer Paul Dodds. Performer Richard Durden. Performer Ian Drysdale. Performer Michael Elcock. Performer Paul Gladwin. Performer Garrick Hagon. Performer Sara Kestelman. Performer Simon Markey. Performer Louis Martin. Performer Kevin Mathurin. Performer Joseph Mydell. Performer Stuart Nunn. Performer Simon Startin. Performer Tony Turner. Performer Douglas Walker. Performer Flo Wilson. Performer Nicholas Woodeson.
31 Jan 20 to 17 Mar 20Olivier (National Theatre), West End :: V373
listing details L1210939489

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