Menier Chocolate Factory

Orpheus Descending

Show & Venue Information

The lesser-known Tennessee Williams' play retelling the Greek legend Orpheus plays at the Menier Chocolate Factory for a limited run. 

Lady is trapped in a loveless marriage, surrounded by a dying husband and 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.

Did you know?

Hattie Morahan will lead the cast as Lady whose theatre credits include A Dolls’s House at the Duke of York’s Theatre and The Changeling at Shakespeare’s Globe.

The first performance of Orpheus Descending was at the Martin Beck Theatre on Broadway in 1957.

Location & Travel

Address: 51 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU - Get directions


Nearest Tube
London Bridge

Tube Lines
Northern, Jubilee

Directions to theatre
(10 mins) Head towards Borough High Street; cross the street and take Union Street. Turn right at O’Meara Street and the theatre will be at the end.


Buses: (Southwark St) RV1, 343, 381; (Southwark Bridge Rd) 344; (Borough High St) 21, 35, 40, 133

Night Buses: (Southwark St) 381, N343; (Southwark Bridge Rd) 344; (Borough High St) N21, N35, N133


London Bridge


Union Car Park on Southwark Street (1min)

Show & Venue Information

Menier Chocolate Factory

Menier Chocolate Factory
51 Southwark Street

Booking From

Tuesday, 2nd July 2019

Booking To

Saturday, 6th July 2019

Running Time

2 hours 40 minutes

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