Based on Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s play, Tony Kushner adapts The Visit or the Old Lady Comes to Call with a new vision. Former lovers reunite in this revenge story for the ages, starring Lesley Manville and Hugo Weaving and directed by Jeremy Herrin.
Lesley Manville plays Claire Zachanassian, returning to the National Theatre after an Olivier Award-nominated performance in Grief. Her West End credits include Ghosts and Long Day’s Journey Into Night.
Hugo Weaving plays Alfred III, making his National Theatre debut. He’s best known for starring in films including The Lord of the Rings and The Matrix.
The cast is completed by Troy Alexander, Charlotte Asprey, Jason Barnett, Sam Cox, Bethan Cullinane, Paul Dodds, Richard Durden, Ian Drysdale, Michael Elcock, Paul Gladwin, Mona Goodwin, Garrick Hagon, Liz Izen, Sara Kestelman, Joshua Lacey, Simon Markey, Louis Martin, Kevin Mathurin, Alex Mugnaioni, Joseph Mydell, Stuart Nunn, Simon Startin, Tony Turner, Douglas Walker, Flo Wilson and Nicholas Woodeson.
In Slurry, New York, the post-war recession has struck. But, all is not lost when Claire Zachanassian, now the world’s richest woman returns to her hometown. With Claire back in Slurry, the locals hope her arrival hails a change in their lives, but what’s the cost of prosperity?
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