“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.
|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).