Why See Kiss of the Spider Woman?
Join the Menier Chocolate Factory for this new adaptation of Manuel Puig's provocative novel about the unlikely bond that blossoms between two cellmates as they pass the time in a Buenos Aires jail. Navigating the themes of friendship and unexpected love in captivity will be Samuel Barnett (The History Boys, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency) and Declan Bennett, who'll star as window dresser Molina and political prisoner Valentin respectively.
First penned in 1976, Puig's novel has seen more than a few adaptations over the years, including Kander and Ebb's 1993 musical and an Oscar-winning film. Allan Barker, who translated the play for Puig's own 1983 production returns to collaborate with The Motorcycle Diaries' Jose Rivera for this highly anticipated new staging.
Previews from: 8 March 2018
Opening night: 21 March 2018
What we thought
QUIET two Hander
A dreamlike play with little oases of draconian torture and unending routine, it really does draw you into its quietly seductive web
The ever-adaptable space of the Menier Chocolate Factory is transformed into a stinking Buenos Aires jail cell in this tight two-hander that explores the growing romance between the chalk and cheese occupantsRead full review
What you thought
2 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)
samuel barnett and declan bennett make this a production to savour and... more
Took a little while but gradually drew me in until I was unaware of time... more
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Until Jun 23, 2018
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