Thérèse Raquin

A gothic thriller. Murderous star-crossed lovers. A corset-filled masterpiece. Think Downton Abbey to the max!

Adapted from the Emile Zola novel by Gary Abrahams
A Dirty Pretty Theatre & Critical Stages Production
Director: Gary Abrahams

A thrilling new adaptation of Emile Zola’s landmark novel

Over 150 years after it was written, Zola’s gothic thriller Thérèse Raquin – a story of murderous star-crossed lovers – is a carnal, cruel and corset-filled masterpiece of French realism. Think Downton Abbey to the max!

Thérèse Raquin is a superb examination of corrupted morals, set in the notoriously dingy backstreets of Paris in the late 19th century. Thérèse lives a life of servitude and is married off to her sickly cousin in a loveless, arranged marriage. But her life is suddenly turned around when her husband’s friend, Laurent, arrives and they begin a passionate, feverish affair. What follows in this masterpiece of French literature makes for a gripping, corseted thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.

With a heightened sense of melodrama and a raw and immediate passion. Thérèse Raquin is a genuinely affecting, thrilling, emotional rollercoaster.

“5 Stars. The intricate and extravagant costumes designed by Chloe Greaves spectacularly remaster the movements and lifestyle of 1860’s gothic romance, tight fitting corsets and puffy long gowns further restricted the freedom of women… Each forbidden, adulterous, passionate scene is exaggerated; the danger, the tragedy, the raw emotions are all the more powerful and have the audience spellbound.” Melbourne. Arts. Fashion

TICKETS
Standard $65
Concession $60
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Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes  (including 20 minutes interval)

2017 SUBSCRIPTION PRICES – BUY MORE AND SAVE!

Adult Concession Purchase Saving*
4 Pack $188 $168 BUY NOW Up to $87
6 Pack $252 $222 BUY NOW $53-$153
8 Pack $320 $280 BUY NOW  $115-$200

*Savings based on single ticket price

Want a bigger pack? Contact our Box Office (02 4723 7600) and we’ll be happy to help.

SINGLE TICKETS

Standard $65
Concession $60

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Schools

Student $18 / 1 teacher free per 10 student tickets purchased

Teachers: download the booking form here.

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A Dirty Pretty Theatre & Critical Stages Production

Director: Gary Abrahams

Set Designer: Jacob Battista

Costume Designer: Chloe Greaves

Lighting Designer: Katie Sfetkidis

Original Music by: Christopher De Groot

Cast includes:  Marta Kaczmarek, Rhys McConnochie

Cast includes:  Marta Kaczmarek, Rhys McConnochie

  • Friday, Jul 21 2017 11:00am Schools Performance
  • Friday, Jul 21 2017 7:30pm
  • Saturday, Jul 22 2017 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Jul 22 2017 7:30pm

Adapted from the Emile Zola novel by Gary Abrahams
A Dirty Pretty Theatre & Critical Stages Production
Director: Gary Abrahams

A thrilling new adaptation of Emile Zola’s landmark novel

Over 150 years after it was written, Zola’s gothic thriller Thérèse Raquin – a story of murderous star-crossed lovers – is a carnal, cruel and corset-filled masterpiece of French realism. Think Downton Abbey to the max!

Thérèse Raquin is a superb examination of corrupted morals, set in the notoriously dingy backstreets of Paris in the late 19th century. Thérèse lives a life of servitude and is married off to her sickly cousin in a loveless, arranged marriage. But her life is suddenly turned around when her husband’s friend, Laurent, arrives and they begin a passionate, feverish affair. What follows in this masterpiece of French literature makes for a gripping, corseted thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.

With a heightened sense of melodrama and a raw and immediate passion. Thérèse Raquin is a genuinely affecting, thrilling, emotional rollercoaster.

“5 Stars. The intricate and extravagant costumes designed by Chloe Greaves spectacularly remaster the movements and lifestyle of 1860’s gothic romance, tight fitting corsets and puffy long gowns further restricted the freedom of women… Each forbidden, adulterous, passionate scene is exaggerated; the danger, the tragedy, the raw emotions are all the more powerful and have the audience spellbound.” Melbourne. Arts. Fashion

TICKETS
Standard $65
Concession $60
Or subscribe & save!

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes  (including 20 minutes interval)

2017 SUBSCRIPTION PRICES – BUY MORE AND SAVE!

Adult Concession Purchase Saving*
4 Pack $188 $168 BUY NOW Up to $87
6 Pack $252 $222 BUY NOW $53-$153
8 Pack $320 $280 BUY NOW  $115-$200

*Savings based on single ticket price

Want a bigger pack? Contact our Box Office (02 4723 7600) and we’ll be happy to help.

SINGLE TICKETS

Standard $65
Concession $60

Buy Tickets »

Schools

Student $18 / 1 teacher free per 10 student tickets purchased

Teachers: download the booking form here.

Critical_Stages_Logo_1B

A Dirty Pretty Theatre & Critical Stages Production

Director: Gary Abrahams

Set Designer: Jacob Battista

Costume Designer: Chloe Greaves

Lighting Designer: Katie Sfetkidis

Original Music by: Christopher De Groot

Cast includes:  Marta Kaczmarek, Rhys McConnochie

Cast includes:  Marta Kaczmarek, Rhys McConnochie

ENGLISH– Investigates the relationships between and among texts, Experience Through Language
EXTENSION ENGLISH – Texts & Ways of Thinking, Language & Values
DRAMA – Elements of Drama, Appreciating Scripted Drama

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