A Menier Chocolate Factory & Theatr Clwyd co-production.
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.
WE ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE OUR CAST...
Hattie Morahan’s theatre credits include A Doll’s House (Young Vic/Duke of York’s; Evening Standard Award for Best Actress); The Changeling (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Real Thing (Old Vic); and Time and the Conways, The Seagull, Iphigenia at Aulis and Power (all at the National Theatre). Television credits include The Bletchley Circle,
Larkrise to Candleford and Outnumbered. Films: Beauty and the Beast, Alice through the Looking Glass, Mr Holmes and The Golden Compass.
Seth Numrich’s theatre credits include playing Tristan Tzara in the Menier Chocolate Factory production of
on Broadway (American Airlines Theatre)
, The Glass Menagerie
(Edinburgh International Festival),
Fathers and Sons
Sweet Bird of Youth
(Old Vic) and
(Lincoln Center, NY). Television credits include:
Homeland, The Good Wife
Jemima Rooper’s theatre credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Blithe Spirit (Gielgud Theatre and US tour), All My Sons (Apollo) and One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre/Adelphi/Music Box - Broadway). Her television credits include Atlantis, Lost in Austen,
, Hex and As If. Films include Kinky Boots, The Black Dahlia and The Railway Children.
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.
Tuesday - Saturday 8pm
Saturday & Sunday 3:30pm
Additional performance on Monday 13th May 8pm
No matinees on Saturday 11th May, Sunday 12th May & Sunday 19th May
We are delighted to offer a range of ticket prices, from discounted preview tickets to Premier seats, with the emphasis on
"The sooner you book, the better the price"