Page extent: 142
ISBN: 9781870259194
Binding: PaperBack

Absolute Hell

Rodney Ackland

PaperBack (23 Dec 1996)

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Condemned as a "libel on the British people" when it was first produced in 1951, Absolute Hell is set in a decaying West End drinking club at the end of the Second World War. The 1995 production at the Royal National Theatre starred Judi Dench and was directed by Anthony Page.

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ISBN13 9781870259194
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 142


‘Overlooked… ahead of its time… there's a desire to wrestle with big themes that's unusual in English theatre… he has rarity value’ Independent

‘Rodney Ackland's scandalous black comedy’ BBC Four

Absolute Hell is so ambitiously audacious that you find yourself gunning for it to succeed… What's striking about this play… is its daring verbal and sexual content... It's not about working-class angst, granted, but Absolute Hell otherwise makes Look Back in Anger look milquetoast’ Chicago Tribune

‘Rodney Ackland’s fascinating, long-ignored play Absolute Hell [is an] ambitious, intensely populated production… It is worth paying a visit to Rodney Ackland’s very mid-20th century English version of Hell’ Sun Times