©Red Saunders
©Red Saunders

Written by

Friedrich Durrenmatt

Adapted by

Maurice Valency

Directed by

Annabel Arden, Simon McBurney

Design

Rae Smith

Lighting

Luke Sapsed

Sound

Nic Jones, Christopher Shutt

Music

Jeremy Arden, Gerard McBurney

Musicians

Frank May, John Francis, Graeme Taylor, Mark Hamlyn

Original cast

Mick Barnfather, Lilo Baur, Celia Gore Booth, Jasper Britton, Sean Cranitch, Richard Hope, Kathryn Hunter, Simon McBurney, Marcello Magni, Eric Mallett, Julianne Mason, Clive Mendus

Revival cast

Mick Barnfather, Sean Cranitch, Carol Gillies, Tamsin Heatley, Kathryn Hunter, Marcello Magni, Clive Mendus, Simon McBurney

A millionairess returns to her native town to rescue its inhabitants from dire poverty. There is, however, one condition: they must murder the man who seduced her. 

In Complicité's production of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's The Visit, the Company reinvigorates the play with all the desperate comedy the playwright had intended for it.

Tour

1991

London National Theatre, Spoleto (USA)

1990

London Riverside Studios, Zurich, Inverness, Newtown, Bury St Edmunds, Stratford- upon- Avon, Hong Kong, Perth, Sydney

1989

London, Warwick, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Burnley, Worthing, Winchester, Copenhagen, Dublin

Awards

1990

Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress (Kathryn Hunter)

1989

Time Out Theatre Award for Best Director (Annabel Arden)