I’ve just finished working on ‘A Woman Killed with Kindness’ at the National Theatre with Katie Mitchell. It’s a beautiful production – go and have a look!
A Woman Killed with Kindness
by Thomas Heywood
4 STARS Evening Standard, Independent, The Times
‘A remarkably strong piece of theatre.’ The Times
‘Katie Mitchell’s striking, calculatedly provocative revival.’Independent
‘Robustly intelligent.’ Evening Standard
‘Mitchell’s exquisitely textured production… alive to the rhythms of everyday life.’ Guardian
Two women fight for their emotional survival in a rural wilderness dominated by men, money and an unbending morality.
That it were possible
To undo things done, to call back yesterday,
That Time could turn up his swift sandy glass
To untell the days, and to redeem these hours.
A startling domestic thriller written in 1603, A Woman Killed with Kindness strips bare two women’s lives – with forensic realism – in one of the first tragedies ever to be written about ordinary people.