Set in 1934, Mrs Klein focuses on a particular event in the life of the child psychoanalyst Melanie Klein, the death of her only son in a climbing accident to which there were no witnesses. The play shows the effect of this shattering and unexpected death on Mrs Klein, on her daughter and on her new assistant Paula, a refugee from Hitler's Berlin.
Mrs Klein had come to Britain from Berlin on a mission to extend the practice of psychoanalysis to young children and even to infants. The play shows how her analysis of her own children has damaged her relationship with them almost beyond repair, and the news of her son's death provokes a bitter confrontation with her daughter.
Friday, 5th to Saturday, 13th December, 2014
Bell Theatre - 20:00
Mizzis Horrocks' class of seven-year-olds is about to perform their nativity play at Flint Street Junior School for the proud mums and dads – and the occasional social worker. Squabbles arise when Gabriel wants to play Mary, the Star grumbles he's not a proper star like they have at NASA, Herod won't stop waving to his mum and dad and the subversive Innkeeper is d...