The city. A woman is restless. A woman is suffocating. A woman is silenced.
The woman revolts.
Natalie Abrahami directs a visceral production of Sophie Treadwell’s expressionist masterpiece.
Unsubtle but fascinating study of 20th-century women's plight
An unforgettable portrait of a particular woman and of America itself as a hellishly dehumanised assembly line
Feels like it could have been written last week
Emily Berrington, best known from Channel Four’s Humans, brings a wounded seriousness to the central role of Helen, trapped by convention yet relentlessly wondering whether she can speak up for herself
Machinal remains here more a play to admire and wonder at than a revelatory insight into a woman's desperate soul. It is chilly as well as dazzling
Gaspingly intense revival of Sophie Treadwell‘s expressionist masterpiece about a woman who snaps one day
Captivating, resonant and fittingly intense production of Sophie Treadwell’s expressionistic play