About Absolute Hell
Lose yourself in 1940s Soho.
A huge ensemble bring this funny, nostalgic, heartbreaking play to the stage. Set in a private members club in Soho in 1945, Absolute Hell follows the lives of the members as they find solace in each other - and drink - and stumble out of the shadow of the War.
Absolute Hell, Rodney Ackland’s extraordinarily provocative play, was condemned as ‘a libel on the British people’ when first performed in 1952. Now it emerges as an intoxicating plunge into post-war Soho; full of despair and longing.
Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the NT to direct a large ensemble in this new production of Absolute Hell.
3hrs (inc. interval and pause)