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by Sarah Ruhl
directed by John Dove

Lane, a highly successful doctor, seems to have it all; a beautiful home, a busy and fulfilling job and a devoted husband, but when she hires a young Brazilian woman, Matilde, as a cleaner, her comfortable life begins to unravel in strange and surprising ways. Why is her sister always in the house? Why is the new cleaner so unhappy? Whose underwear is that in her husband’s closet? And just what exactly is the ‘perfect joke’?

Two of the Britain’s finest actresses, Patricia Hodge and Eleanor Bron, lead a star cast in this sparkling new comedy by sensational new playwright and Pulitzer prize-nominee, Sarah Ruhl.

Described by the New York Times as “visionary, tinged with fantasy, extravagant in feeling, maybe a little nuts”, THE CLEAN HOUSE is a powerful tale of betrayal and forgiveness, of heart-breaking loss and impetuous love which gives a top-notch cast the chance to shine!

‘One of the finest and funniest plays you’re likely to see’ New York Times

‘A play that sparkles…a pleasure from start to finish’ The Times

Cast includes: Eleanor Bron, Oliver Cotton, Patricia Hodge, Joanna McCallum and Natalia Tena

Tour Dates:


    Royal & Derngate, Northampton
    1st - 16th February

    Malvern Festival Theatre
    25th February - 1st March

    Oxford Playhouse
    3rd - 8th March

    Windsor Theatre Royal
    10th - 15th March

    Bath Theatre Royal
    17th - 21st March

    Cambridge Arts Theatre
    31st March - 4th April

    Guildford Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
    7th - 11th April

    Cardiff New Theatre
    14th - 18th April

    Richmond Theatre
    21st - 25th April

    Canterbury Marlowe Theatre
    28th April - 2nd May