‘In this world of ours, Mademoiselle, one can never be sure of anything.’
A mild-mannered professor takes on a new pupil, and swiftly descends into tyranny, becoming bent on her destruction; a comically surreal exposé about power, knowledge and those who hoard both.
All performances are enhanced by a bold projection design that features an exciting new Creative Captioning technology, supported by Arts Council England, ensuring that every performance is accessible for deaf and hard of hearing audiences as well as enhancing the creative story.
★★★★★ “Director Max Lewendel has taken Theatre of the Absurd to a new level.” Broadway Baby
“Ground-breaking, superb, unmissable.” Fringe Review
★★★★ “90 minutes of pure theatre.” Theatre News
“Chilling and macabre, interesting and terrifying, hypnotic and riveting. A timeless fantasy.” UK Theatre Network
★★★★ “Incandescent.” London Pub Theatres
★★★★ “Shocking, top-quality theatre.” Plays International
★★★★ “Irreverent… brilliant.” London Theatre Reviews
★★★★ “Flawless… expertly choreographed by Max Lewendel.” North West End
★★★★ “You don’t just see the performance; you become fully immersed in the absurdity of the text.” Paul in London
★★★★ “A must-see production.” London Living Large
“[Max Lewendel’s] production for Icarus Theatre succeeds by the strength of its acting and the steadily increasing tension … This remains a timely and fascinating play.” ★★★★ Jeremy Kingston, The Times
“It is impossible not to enjoy Icarus Theatre Collective’s production of Ionesco’s one-act play. It is a perfectly cast piece of absurd theatre that will leave you scratching your head in wonder.” Francesca Whiting, The Stage
★★★★ “They start mad and they get madder.” Rebecca Banks, Ham & High
★★★★ “With excellent leads, well directed sound and a clever set, you cannot fail to be entertained.” Alan Francois, BritishTheatre.com
Creative Captioning: All performances. Performances on the 8th and 9th July will also feature integrated BSL Interpretation as well as creative captioning
This production contains depictions of physical and sexual violence, and references to political extremism. Please contact box office if you would like any further information.
Isabella Van Braeckel
All performances of The Lesson have Creative Captioning technology integrated, and are accessible for deaf and hard of hearing audience members.
BSL Interpreted Performances
The 8pm performance on Friday July 8th, and both performances on Saturday July 9th (3.30pm and 8pm) will feature integrated BSL interpretation in addition to the Creative Captioning.
Production Photos by Ikin Yum
Rehearsal Photos by Ikin Yum