The Visit, or The Old Lady Comes to Call

Cast: Large mixed cast (40+ characters)

Staging: Multiple locations

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

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%)
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

Cast: Large mixed cast (40+ characters)

Staging:Multiple locations

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

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:

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

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