Machinal

Machinal

3.9 (9) · Contemporary

“Your skin oughtn't to curl - ought it - when he just comes near you- ought it? That's wrong, ain't it? You don't get over that, do you - ever, do you or do you?”

Overview

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.

Critic reviews

Unsubtle but fascinating study of 20th-century women's plight

The Telegraph

An unforgettable portrait of a particular woman and of America itself as a hellishly dehumanised assembly line

The Guardian

Feels like it could have been written last week

The Independent

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

Evening Standard

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

WhatsOnStage

Gaspingly intense revival of Sophie Treadwell‘s expressionist masterpiece about a woman who snaps one day

Time Out

Captivating, resonant and fittingly intense production of Sophie Treadwell’s expressionistic play

The Stage

Date & time

Show ended
Mon 4 Jun - Sat 21 Jul, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue

Almeida Theatre Islington N1 1TA London, UK · Get Directions
3.9
out of 5 stars
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