“The truth is a blade that can turn.”
Out of sight and out of mind, Russia’s lost souls spend their days in squalor. Hope can be found in a drink or a dream. But when reality is ignored, how can it be changed?
Visceral, fierce, stark and often funny, The Lower Depths pushes at the limits of the human spirit and reveals a society at breaking point.
Having shocked audiences right across Europe, Maxim Gorky’s masterful portrait of the disenfranchised and left-behind became one of the most celebrated and influential plays of the 20th century.
For this major and timely new production, internationally-acclaimed director Helena Kaut-Howson returns following her productions of Platonov: Sons Without Fathers, Uncle Vanya and Yerma at Arcola, King Lear at the Young Vic and A Tender Thing at the RSC.
Please note our access lift is currently out of service and in repair. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause. If you have access requirements please contact the Box Office on 020 7503 1646.
|Tier A (concession)||£15|
|Tier B (concession)||£12|
|Opening performances (11-14 January)||£12|
Tickets are £10 or less with Arcola Passport.
Monday-Saturday at 7.30pm.
Saturday matinees at 3.00pm.
No performances Sunday.
Press Night - Monday 16 January, 7.30pm
Supporters' Social - Tuesday 17 January, 7.30pm
Relaxed Performance - Saturday 21 January, 3.00pm
Running time: 175 minutes approximately (including interval).