THE LESSON (Tribeca 2023) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Alice Troughton’s The Lesson is an enthralling, captivating tale of ethics both personal and professional that sucks us in from its enigmatic opening and remains unrelenting in its suspense throughout. With its recent world premiere at Tribeca, its immaculate casting and watertight screenplay by playwright Alex MacKeith make The Lesson one of those rare viewing experiences where – when we are so clearly in the hands of people at the top of their game – we’re able to surrender completely to the experience, with the fully intuitive feeling of trust that nothing here will be predictable or pedestrian.

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