The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call

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Paperback, 136 pages ISBN: 9781848429598Publication Date:
20 Feb 2020
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EPUB, 136 pages ISBN: 9781788503310Publication Date:
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First Staged:
This version: National Theatre, London, 2020

The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call

By Friedrich Dürrenmatt Adapted by Tony Kushner

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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…

Friedrich Dürrenmatt's visionary revenge play, one of the great achievements of modern German-language theatre, has been transported to mid-twentieth-century America by the acclaimed playwright Tony Kushner.

This revelatory new adaptation of The Visit opened in the Olivier auditorium of the National Theatre, London, in February 2020, directed by Jeremy Herrin, and starring Lesley Manville and Hugo Weaving.

Press Quotes

'A superb piece of theatre… this grotesquely funny study of money and morality has a remorseless, relentless force'

Evening Standard

'Kushner's language is wonderful… a singular take on a European classic'

Time Out

'A whirling, expansive attack on American consumerism… full of Kushner's soaring, compelling language, and great speeches about love, sex, money, politics – the whole damned thing'

WhatsOnStage

'An epic reimagining'

Metro

Performing rights not held by Nick Hern Books

Paperback, 136 pages ISBN: 9781848429598Publication Date:
20 Feb 2020
Size: 198mm x 129mm£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)
EPUB, 136 pages ISBN: 9781788503310Publication Date:
20 Feb 2020
£10.99 £8.79You save £2.20 (20%)

Also by Tony Kushner:

Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness (incl. Slavs!)
Caroline, or Change (US edition)
Homebody/Kabul
The Illusion
Widows
Angels in America: Parts One & Two
Caroline, or Change
Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika
Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches
Death and Taxes: Hydriotaphia & Other Plays
Lincoln
A Dybbuk and other tales of the supernatural
Angels in America (new edition)
A Bright Room Called Day

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