The Treatment


The Treatment

24 Apr 2017 - 10 Jun 2017

£10.00 - £40.00

Pro reviewers rating
13 reviews

3.8 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

3.0 out of 5.0

New York. A film studio.  A young woman has an urgent story to tell.

But here, people are products, movies are money and sex sells. And the rights to your life can be a dangerous commodity to exploit.

Contemporary satire


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“Sharply funny and profoundly disturbing... Unsettling... asks such difficult questions about the transformative power of art.”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

“A brilliantly written, metaphor-rich depiction of perversion and desire... Darkly humorous one-liners feel as fresh as ever.”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

“Loftus as Anne and Varma as Jennifer both give stunning performances... Feels depressingly fresh.”

Tim Bano (The Stage, Time Out)

“Immaculately revived... combines sharp satire on the media’s distortion of reality with a nightmarish vision of city life.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Has been relatively neglected. The injustice of this is exemplified here by Lyndsey Turner's taut, coolly tragicomic revival.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Loftus, inscrutable... Varma in the night’s most entertaining turn as a borderline sociopath... Enjoyable... A mordant wit.”

Andrzej Lukowski (Time Out)

“Stylishly revived by Turner... feels like a darkly thrilling hallucination about the slipperiness of truth... Warped and witty.”

Henry Hitchings (Evening Standard)

“Like a corrupted dream... Immaculately odd revival... never accepts an easy divide between lifelike and dreamlike.”

Dominic Maxwell (The Times)

“Entertaining... a deliciously horrid fable... Well worth a revival. Especially under Lyndsey Turner’s crisp clear direction.”

Libby Purves (TheatreCat, Times)

“Varma’s glamorous Jennifer... is fantastic, combining professional carnivorousness with comic verve... Leaves one hollow.”

Kate Kellaway (Observer)

“Its disturbing story of betrayal, violence and cultural commodification in the big city still proves potent.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Artful, darkly amusing but still rather flimsy-feeling satire... Frustratingly hermetic and affectless.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“The acting is top of the range... Loftus seems genuinely befuddled yet driven... Ovenden is persuasively creepy.”

Patrick Marmion (Time Out, Daily Mail)

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