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"THE LOWER DEPTHS" by Maxim Gorky

August 31st - September 19th 2010

Cogs Theatre present Maxim Gorky's masterpiece of socialist realism.

In the cramped basement of a boarding-house, the thieves, whores, cynics and dreamers at the bottom of society struggle to survive in a Russia on the eve of revolution. Gorky's colourful characters are a grimly realistic herd of lost souls, stripped of possessions, hope and humanity. They survive with humour, violence, alcohol and stories of their past.

However, when a new lodger arrives, offering hope of a better future - in this life or the next - the effect on the inhabitants is huge. Some reject and others embrace him, but all of their lives will be changed forever.

Gorky's masterpiece echoes the lives of his characters - there are no simple answers and no satisfying resolution. It remains powerfully relevant whenever poverty drives people to addiction and despair and leaves us asking a crucial question - is it better to face the harsh truth or make life easier with consoling lies?

Performances: Tuesdays - Sundays (7.45 p.m.)
Additional Matinee: Saturday 18 September (2.30 p.m.)

Admission: £12 (£10 Concessions)

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