Therese Raquin

Opened 18 Aug 2014
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Zola's only well known play? Therese Raquin is recognised as one of the best psychological thrillers! But on its appearance, Therese Raquin caused a storm: it was placed on the Papal Index of works Catholics were not permitted to read and was variously described as pornography, a quagmire of slime and blood, a sewer, garbage. Undoubtedly still a passionate tale of adultery, murder and retribution - yet described by Zola as "a slice of life thrown on the stage without embellishment or artifice" - this is a chilling and dramatic adaptation, laced with wit, of what is now a hugely popular novel.