A story of lust, madness and destruction set within the backstreets of Paris.
Based on Emile Zola's classic novel. The beautiful but doomed heroine is married off according to her aunt's wishes, trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Camille.
Every Thursday evening she watches her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin, play dominos...until one day her husband brings along an old friend, the alluring and athletic Laurent.
As the two embark on an illicit affair, a turbulent passion is unleashed that drives them ultimately to violence and murder. Helen Edmundson's adaptation of Therese Raquin premiered at the Theatre Royal, Bath, in July 2014.