ORPHEUS DESCENDING - Menier Chocolate Factory

Thu, 09 May - Sat, 06 Jul
Menier Chocolate Factory
53 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU
Tennessee Williams' Deep South American drama is directed by Theatr Clwyd’s Artistic Director Tamara Harvey (Home I'm Darling - National Theatre/Duke of York's). 

Orpheus Descending  began its life as Battle of Angels in 1940, and was first performed on Broadway in 1957. In 1959, Sidney Lumet directed the film adaptation, The Fugitive Kind  starring Marlon Brando and Anna Magnani.

With Catrin Aaron, Michael Geary, Valentine Hanson, Jenny Livsey, Laura Jane Matthewson, Mark Meadows, Ifan Meredith, Ian Porter, Carrie Quinlan & Carol Royle.

Lady is trapped in a loveless marriage, surrounded by a dying husband and intolerant people, living a boring small-town life. But when a wild-eyed charismatic drifter appears, a new life of love and passion suddenly seem possible. Everything will change as certainty, conformity and tradition are ripped apart.


ORPHEUS DESCENDING is presented by special arrangement with The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.

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