photo from the play

Thérèse Raquin

Unity Theatre, Ustinov Studio Bath, Regional Tour

Thérèsa Raquin

Directed by Jen Heyes
Adapted by Dymphna Callery
Original Score by Jonathan Raisin
Lighting Design Phil Saunders
Set Design – The Company

Ustinov Studio, Bath

WINNER – Best Production 2000 – The Echo Arts and Entertainment Awards
Best Director Finalist – Jen Heyes

the final scene leaves the audience with an image that is uncomfortably difficult to forget and stays with you long after the curtain goes down

*****, Liverpool Echo

Director Jen Heyes and her company have vivid imaginations that using theatrical magic. It is in short a brilliant piece of theatre Phillip Key

Daily Post

a very stylish, visual production with a definite look of the early expressionist cinema

****, The Bath Chronicle

This extremely interpretive production of Emile Zola’s story of 19th Century passion, murder and remorse owes much of it’s success to the ingenious set design which consists of a series of portable wooden frames and a huge silk sheet. The frames are assembled to represent beds, card tables, a rowing boat and an art gallery and the sheet becomes a lake in which the young man is brutally drowned Alan King

****

Under Jen Heyes’ innovative direction, the claustrophobia of the Raquin ménage was evoked in this sensual, haunting adaptation of Zola’s dark masterpiece

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