Gorky's riveting play about a matriarch who attempts to save the family's dynasty from decline.
A new production of Maxim Gorky's 1910 play about a wealthy family riddled with problems as the family business experiences a decline. Adapted by Olivier Award winner, Mike Bartlett (Albion, King Charles III, Doctor Foster). Siobhán Redmond (Top Girls) stars in the title role as the tyrannical mother, Vassa. Directed by Tinuke Craig (The Color Purple).
It feels like this is a production at odds with its text...There’s a palpable imbalance to things. Sometimes the actors deadpan and sometimes they ramp up their grotesquery, but there’s never a clear reason why they’re doing either.