Thérèse Raquin

The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre


“Beautifully paced and engaging imaginative and immersive adaptation, directed with skill and style.”
The Age, Melbourne

A Dirty Pretty Theatre & Critical Stages Production

A thrilling new adaptation of Emile Zola’s landmark novel

Over 150 years after it was written, Zola’s gothic thriller Thérèse Raquin – a story of murderous star-crossed lovers – is a carnal, cruel and corset-filled masterpiece of French realism. Think Downton Abbey to the max!

Thérèse Raquin is a superb examination of corrupted morals, set in the notoriously dingy backstreets of Paris in the late 19th century. Thérèse lives a life of servitude and is married off to her sickly cousin in a loveless, arranged marriage. But her life is suddenly turned around when her husband’s friend, Laurent, arrives and they begin a passionate, feverish affair. What follows in this masterpiece of French literature makes for a gripping, corseted thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat.

With a heightened sense of melodrama and a raw and immediate passion. Thérèse Raquin is a genuinely affecting, thrilling, emotional rollercoaster.

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Suitable for audiences 16 and over: occasional course language and mature themes

Show Details



Year Level Suitability

7-9 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Drama, English





2 hours 15 minutes (including 20 minutes interval)


Student $18 / 1 teacher free per 10 student tickets purchased


Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (PENRITH, NSW)

School Term:
Term 3


Friday, Jul 21 2017 11:00am Schools Performance
Friday, Jul 21 2017 7:30pm
Saturday, Jul 22 2017 2:00pm
Saturday, Jul 22 2017 7:30pm

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