Celia Dugua in association with Secret / Heart Theatre presents
based on the novel by Émile Zola
‘Secret Heart, and us, could have few better examples of the power of theatre than this production.’ BroadwayWorld.com
‘Unstinting horror’ Financial Times
‘Spine-chilling thriller realised with panache and physicality by a dynamic young cast’ The Stage
‘A fascinating and horrific production that will leave the audience shocked.’ The Upcoming
A new version of Émile Zola’s Thérèse Raquin by Secret/Heart.
Trapped in a sexless marriage with her sickly cousin Camille, Thérèse Raquin embarks on an illicit, turbulent affair with her husband’s friend Laurent, that leads to madness and a horrifying conclusion.
Written in 1867, Émile Zola’s seminal novel proved a literary sensation. It’s honest and powerful portrayal of the overwhelming force of human desire remains shocking to this day.
Secret/Heart’s most recent production at Southwark Playhouse was Tony Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day, following on from his version of Corneille’s The Illusion and Herman Melville’s Billy Budd. These productions earned the company a total of eleven award nominations.
During the run of the production, Secret/Heart will also be curating workshops for drama school auditionees at Southwark Playhouse.
Please see www.secretheart.org for further details.
For more information, please visit the production’s website.
Strictly no late entry.
Please note that this production contains strong language, scenes of a sexual nature, full frontal nudity and depictions of graphic violence.
Associate Director & Sound Designer
Olivia du Monceau
Trailer & Video Footage
Mann Bros Media
Alis Wyn Davies
Venice van Someren
Photo credit: David Monteith-Hodge