Lady is trapped in a loveless marriage, surrounded by intolerant people, living a boring small-town life. But when a wild-eyed charismatic drifter appears, a new life of love and passion suddenly seem possible. Everything will change as certainty, conformity and tradition are ripped apart.

Tennessee Williams' Deep South American drama is directed by Theatr Clwyd’s Artistic Director Tamara Harvey. Orpheus Descending began its life as Battle of Angels in 1940, and was first performed on Broadway in 1957. In 1959, Sidney Lumet directed the film adaptation, The Fugitive Kind, starring Marlon Brando and Anna Magnani. 

  A Menier Chocolate Factory and Theatre Clwyd co-production. 

The Venue

Menier Chocolate Factory

53 Southwark Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 1RU

Nearest Tube

London Bridge

Nearest Train

Running Time

2hr 40min (inc. interval)

Booking Dates

First Performance

Thursday 9th May 2019

Last Performance

Saturday 6th July 2019