Thérèse Raquin is a genuinely affecting, thrilling, emotional rollercoaster.


Critical Stages & Glasshouse Port Macquarie presents


Adapted from the Emile Zola novel by Gary Abrahams
A Dirty Pretty Theatre & Critical Stages Production

Thérèse Raquin is a genuinely affecting, thrilling, emotional rollercoaster. 

Thérèse lives a life of poverty and is married off to her sickly cousin in a loveless, arranged marriage. But her life is suddenly turned around when her husband’s friend, Laurent arrives and they begin a passionate, feverish affair. What follows in this masterpiece of French literature makes for a gripping, corseted thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. 

Thérèse Raquin features an outstanding production design, with sumptuous costumes, a highly impressive set and compelling original music by Christopher De Groot – the perfect theatre experience for lovers of high quality drama.

This stunning, critically acclaimed production is an original and uniquely Australian adaptation of a renowned classic work of French literature, a work of raw and immediate passion – a superb examination of corrupted morals, set in the notoriously dingy backstreets of Paris in the late 19th century.

Nominated for seven 2014 Green Room Awards in all categories of design, direction and performance. 

I defy anyone not to be mesmerized by her... a production that must be said to be one of the most unmissable playing now ARTSHUB