the lesson

writer: EUGENE IONESCO (translation: DONALD WATSON) / director: MATTHEW PARKER
25 Sept - 13 Oct
7.45pm
£15/12
Tues to Sat only. No show Sun/Mon.

“Note this carefully, and remember it ‘till the day you die…”

When an enthusiastic young student arrives at The Professor’s house for her lesson, she is wide-eyed and ready to learn. But no amount of studying can prepare her for the odyssey that lies ahead. This unflinching and dreamlike comedy-drama bursts on to The Hope Theatre stage this autumn under the direction of its award-winning Artistic Director, Matthew Parker

More than 50 years since its UK premiere , Eugene Ionesco’s dark comic-drama still packs one hell of a punch. The French playwright’s radical views on education, life and death are laced through this funny, disturbing and gripping look at the tyrannical nature of power, the dangers of enforced education and how words can be used as weapons. With broad comedy jutting up against scenes of horror, THE LESSON is a theatrical experience you will never forget.

Press on Matthew Parker’s previous productions: –

★★★★★ “Brilliant, absurdist theatre sparkling at every angle… this is intoxicating, mind-blowing theatre” What’s On London

★★★★★ “Director Matthew Parker is to be commended. His sensibilities are finely tuned enough to find the humour in the darkest places” London Pub Theatres

★★★★★ “Unmissable… The strongest fringe theatre show I have seen in a long, long time” Everything Theatre

★★★★★ Dark and disturbing, Matthew Parker’s excellent direction make this an enjoyable production” London Theatre1

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts approximately 70mins without interval and contains scenes of violence. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm.

Refunds and exchanges are not available.

booking:

telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)

(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)

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booking:
telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)