Tag Archives | Emile Zola

Thérèse Raquin – Park Theatre

Thérèse Raquin continues at the Park Theatre, London, until 24 August. Emile Zola’s mucky, macabre tale of the adultery and murder that ‘human animals’ get up to midst the tea-and-dominoes pseudo-gentility atop a little haberdashery shop in late 19th century Paris makes for a mighty unusual musical. If you head for the friendly 200-seater Park Theatre […]

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Thérèse Raquin – Finborough Theatre

Thérèse Raquin continues at the Finborough Theatre, London until 19 April. The French do seem to love their misery porn. With its tale of suffocating marriage, torrid passions, and murderous intent, Emile Zola’s novel makes Les Misérables looks like Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday. Hardly an automatic choice for musical theatre, perhaps, but Nona Shepphard’s adaptation of Thérèse […]

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Julie Atherton stars in musical version of Thérèse Raquin at the Finborough Theatre

The world premiere of a new musical adaptation of Émile Zola’s classic French novel Thérèse Raquin opens at the award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four-week run, opening Tuesday 25 March (press night is 27 March), starring Julie Atherton and Olivier Award nominee Tara Hugo. The piece, with music by Craig Adams and book and lyrics by […]

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