The production marks the play’s first major London revival since its premiere at the National in 1988, and replaces the postponed world premiere of Samuel Adamson’s A Quiet Island in the Almeida’s autumn programme (See News, 14 May 2009).
Set in London in 1934, Wright's play revolves around Melanie Klein, who is one of the most admired, yet controversial, psychoanalysts of her time. Though a supposed expert on childhood, Melanie’s relationship with her own daughter, also a psychoanalyst, is badly damaged. An unexpected message from abroad brings it to bitter confrontation. The news also poses a mystery that even Mrs. Klein, despite her genius for analysis, cannot solve. It’s left to her new assistant, a refugee from Hitler’s Berlin, to find a possible answer.
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PHOTOS BY DAN WOOLLER FOR WHATSONSTAGE.COM.
For 1st Night Photos, our Whatsonstage.com photographer Dan Wooller was at the Almeida, where to company were joined by guests including Richard Eyre, David Lan, Bill Paterson, Lucinda Curtis, Trevor Cooper, Karen Lewis, Lisa Dillon, Tim Arnold, Blake Ritson and Hattie Morahan.
The cast of Mrs Klein also features Nicola Walker and Zoe Waites. It's designed by Tim Hatley, with lighting by Neil Austin and sound by Ian Dickinson, and continues at the Almeida until 5 December 2009.