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Machinal

‘How can that be? A great sin – a mortal sin – for which I must die and go to hell – but it made me free! One moment I was free!’

From the outside, Helen Jones and her husband had a ‘happy marriage’. Until she murdered him.

Based on the true crime story of Ruth Snyder in 1928 that shook a nation, Sophie Treadwell’s seminal Machinal is a pulse-pounding journey of someone pushed to breaking point by the relentless machinery of life, expectation and convention.

Rosie Sheehy (Oleanna, Chernobyl) reprises her critically acclaimed role in Olivier Award-winning director Richard Jones’ ‘outstanding production’ (Daily Mail).

The cast of Machinal will also include: Daniel Abelson, Sam Alexander, Steven Beard, Daniel Bowerbank, Imogen Daines, Buffy Davis, Tim Frances, Carla Harrison-Hodge, Emilio Iannucci, Pierro Niel-Mee and Wendy Nottingham, with further casting to be announced.

Director: Richard Jones
Set: Hyemi Shin
Movement: Sarah Fahie
Costume: Nicky Gillibrand
Lighting: Adam Silverman
Sound: Benjamin Grant
Casting: Ginny Schiller CDG

A Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath production in association with The Old Vic

Important Information

This production features the use of strobe lighting.

Age Restrictions

Ages 14+.
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The Old Vic Details

Buses Icon Bus routes: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 521, X68; (Mepham Street) 211, 243, 507

Night Buses Icon Night buses: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, N1, N68, N171; (Mepham Street) 243

Rail Icon Nearest rail: Waterloo

London Underground Icon Tube lines: Waterloo & City, Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee

London Underground Icon Nearest tube: Waterloo

Directions Icon Directions from Waterloo :

(7mins) Take Mepham Street (100 metres) down to Waterloo Road. Turn right on Waterloo Road, but keep left as the theatre is 100 metres further along on the opposite corner.

Parking Icon Car park: Waterloo Station (4mins)

Congestion Zone Icon In congestion zone?: Yes

Facilities at The Old Vic

Air conditioned

Bar

Disabled toilets

Infrared hearing loop

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible

The Old Vic Location

103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
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Machinal

The Old Vic, London

Running time: 1hr 50min. No interval.

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