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based on the play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
adapted by Tony Kushner
From 31 January
Jeremy Herrin directs Lesley Manville and Hugo Weaving as former lovers in Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s visionary revenge play, transported into mid-20th-century America by Tony Kushner .
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.