“It’s an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.”
Summer 1941. On a peaceful morning in her Washington D.C. living room, widow Fanny Farrelly anxiously awaits the return of her daughter and her German husband, fleeing Europe with their children.
As night falls, dark secrets emerge, and this American sanctuary becomes even more dangerous than what they left behind.
Known for her success on Broadway (The Little Foxes, The Children's Hour) Lillian Hellman was also a brilliant activist, ahead of her time.
Urgent revival of a searing 80-year-old wartime drama
Memorable performances too
Not in a long time has a show come so honestly by the standing ovation at its close
Patricia Hodge's Fanny is the heartbeat of the piece
Lillian Hellman’s call to arms is a must-see
An important piece in the history of theatre
Ellen McDougall directs a stellar cast who give everything
A terrific cast and audacious second-half
A Chekhovian family drama charged with Brechtian politics
A tale of spirited resistance that's more curio than classic