Donald Watson’s translation of Eugène Ionesco’s The Lesson will play a London premiere this summer. The Lesson begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 29 June, with an opening night on 1 July, and performances to 23 July. The Lesson follows an aged professor and his pupil through a series of meetings. However, the professor’s maid is concerned for the professor’s health, and so begins a tyrannical quest for power and knowledge. Jerome Ngonadi will play the professor, Hazel Caulfield will play...
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‘In this world of ours, Mademoiselle, one can never be sure of anything.’
A mild-mannered professor takes on a new pupil, and swiftly descends into tyranny, becoming bent on her destruction; a comically surreal exposé about power, knowledge and those who hoard both.
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June 29th, 2022
July 23rd, 2022
Cast and creative
By: Eugene Ionèsco
Director: Max Lewendel
Cast list: Hazel Caulfield, Jerome Ngonadi, Julie Stark
Set: Christopher Hone
Costume: Isabella Van Braeckel
Sound: Matt Downing
Lighting: Stevie Carty