“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.