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By Sophie Treadwell

Director - Suzanne Gorman
Lighting Designer - Kathrine Sandys
Accent Coach - Rebecca Gausnell
Movement Coach - Vanessa Ewan
Voice Coach - Claudette Williams
Costume Supervisor - Alison Cartledge
Dresser - Kate Peacham
Production Manager - Shaz McGee
BA (Hons) Acting Course Leader - Nick Moseley

Creative Team - BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Students
Assistant Director
- David O'Connell
Set and Costume Designer -  Conor Smart
Sound Designer - Jack Baxter
Associate Lighting Designer - Lewis Watson

Production Team - BA (Hons) Theatre Practice Students
Assistant Costume Supervisor - Maizie Hardy
Lighting Programmer - Oliver Partridge
Deputy Chief LX - Bradley Coleiro-Swain
Production Sound Engineer - Daniel Raddings
Stage Manager - Alexa Zetzsche
Assistant Stage Managers - Connor Hill & Rosie O'Riley
Props Buyer - Suzie Dubowski
Set Constructors - Oliver Chapman & Lucy Mewis-McKerrow

Performed by BA (Hons) Acting, working alongside students from the BA (Hons) Theatre Practice

Download the Machinal programme (pdf)


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.

Approximate running time: 1 hour 45 minutes without an interval.


  • Wednesday 13 November, 7:30pm
  • Thursday 14 November, 7:30pm
  • Friday 15 November, 2:30pm & 7:30pm
  • Saturday 16 November, 2:30pm & 7:30pm


Webber Douglas Studio, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

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NB: Tickets are non-refundable. Please check in with the box office 15 minutes prior to the start of the show where you will receive an entrance token.

Proof of eligibility is required for all concessionary rate tickets.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is fully wheelchair accessible, please speak with our box office team on 02077228183 if you have any further enquiries.


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Event price

Tickets: £10/ £5 concessions. Complimentary tickets: industry and associated professionals

Event dates

13 Nov 2019 - 7:30pm to 16 Nov 2019 - 7:30pm

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