Fri 1 February 2013
THERESE RAQUIN by Leslie Sands
A skilful adaptation of the 19th Century novel with a special twist to Zola's original ending. This well-paced and gripping tale of retribution provides a penetrating study of sexual obsession and guilt.
The play tells the story of the secret affair between ThÃ©rÃ¨se Raquin and her husband's best friend, Laurent, and reveals the strength of the passion which incites them to murder. The murder, however, leads to neither happiness nor liberation but to the destruction of their relationship and their eventual downfall.
"Plunging straight into the passionate relationship between ThÃ©rÃ¨se and the artist Laurent, [the couple] pass from a stimulating clandestine indulgence through a chilling climax to the wastes of destructive circumspection". [Daily Telegraph]
Performances at 7.45pm 8 - 16 February 2013
Tickets on sale at Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 600727) from 21st January 2013