Inspired by the real-life events surrounding the murder trial and execution of Ruth Snyder in 1920s America, Machinal highlights a young woman’s experience of a society in which free choice, power and agency are the privilege of the few.
This young woman, an ordinary young woman, cannot find her place, cannot find peace in an industrialised world where ordinary people are compelled to submit to the repetitive machinery of life. When she finds herself caught in a loveless marriage, our ordinary young woman’s bid to be free leads to devastating consequences.
Machinal is presented through special arrangement with the Roman Catholic Church Diocese of Tucson.
Performed by BA (Hons) Acting, working alongside students from the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.
Cast & Crew
|Accent Coach||Rebecca Gausnell|
|Assistant Costume Supervisor||Maizie Hardy|
|Assistant Director||David O’Connell|
|Assistant Production Manager||Oliver Chapman|
|Assistant Production Manager||Lucy Mewis-McKerrow|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Connor Hill|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Rose O’Riley|
|Associate Lighting Designer||Lewis Watson|
|Costume Designer||Conor Smart|
|Costume Supervisor||Alison Cartledge|
|Deputy Chief Electrician||Bradley Coleiro-Swain|
|Lighting Designer||Kathrine Sandys|
|Lighting Programmer||Ollie Partridge|
|Movement Coach||Vanessa Ewan|
|Production Manager||Shaz McGee|
|Production Sound Engineer||Daniel Raddings|
|Props Buyer||Suzie Dubowski|
|Set Designer||Conor Smart|
|Sound Designer||Jack Baxter|
|Stage Manager||Alexa Zetzsche|
|Voice Coach||Claudette Williams|
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