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London premiere of MACHINAL announced

Sophie Treadwell's MACHINAL will make its London premiere for a limited run at The Old Vic from 11 April 2024.

machinal old vicImage: Foteini Christofilopoulou. Production image from the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath production.

MACHINAL will perform at The Old Vic from 11 April - 01 June 2024.

The production will be directed by Richard Jones (Endgame) and will star The Stage 100 2024 Rising Star Rosie Sheehy (Romeo and Julie).

What is MACHINAL about?

From the outside, Helen Jones and her husband display a 'happy marriage', until she murders him.

Based on the 1928 true crime story of Ruth Synder which shook a nation, Sophie Treadwell's seminal MACHINAL tells a pulse-pounding story of someone pushed to breaking point by the relentless machinery of life, expectation, and convention. Synder was sentenced to death for murder, her final moments in the electric chair were published on front pages across the American media. The case alone went on to inspire lots of things including Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity and Gun 'n' Roses Use Your Illusion albums.

The cast of MACHINAL

The cast of Machinal will also include: Daniel Abelson, Sam Alexander, Steven Beard, Daniel Bowerbank,Imogen Daines, Buffy Davis, Tim Frances, Carla Harrison-Hodge, Emilio Iannucci, Pierro Niel-Mee and Wendy Nottingham, with further casting to be announced.

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MACHINAL performs at The Old Vic for a limited run from 11 April - 01 June 2024.

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