The Old Vic
Mon 20 May 2024
7:30 pm
Captioned in house by The Old Vic
Machinal image

How can that be? A great sin – a mortal sin – for which I must die and go to hell – but it made me free! One moment I was free!’ 
From the outside, Helen Jones and her husband had a ‘happy marriage’. Until she murdered him.  
Based on the true crime story of Ruth Snyder in 1928 that shook a nation, Sophie Treadwell’s seminal Machinal is a pulse-pounding journey of someone pushed to breaking point by the relentless machinery of life, expectation and convention.  
 A Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath production in association with The Old Vic
Presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books