Machinal, The Almeida Theatre

“Your skin oughtn't to curl - ought it - when he just comes near you- ought it? That's wrong, ain't it? You don't get over that, do you - ever, do you or do you?”

The city. A woman is restless. A woman is suffocating. A woman is silenced.

The woman revolts.

Natalie Abrahami directs a visceral production of Sophie Treadwell’s expressionist masterpiece.

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Sophie Treadwell
Natalie Abrahami

Almeida Theatre

Almeida Street, Islington, London, N1 1TA
Venue Box Office:
020 7359 4404
Nearest tube:
Angel or Highbury & Islington

Machinal Customer reviews

Our Machinal Review

Machinal only runs for 90 minutes, but you feel the uneasy churn of every single one, as it moves inexorably towards its grim climax. An acute portrait of a lonely woman who works in a typing pool and her fateful marriage to her boss, it unfolds in nine 'episodes' that offer an impressionistic - and impressively staged - series of vignettes from her life. 

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