Wed & Sat matinees, 2.30pm
Previews: Tue 20 - Mon 26 Feb
Tony Award-winner Patrick Marber (Leopoldstadt) directs a jagged new satire from one of Germany's foremost playwrights.
Modern day Germany. Nicola and Philipp argue as they clear out their late father’s house. When they find an old painting stashed in the attic, things get savage.
The painting is a quaint street scene from 1920s Vienna; the work of a failed artist who abandoned his original vocation for Nazism… Nicola wants to sell it. Philipp wants to keep it. Philipp’s wife Judith wants to burn it.
Nachtland* is a mordant satire about marriage, legacy, the rise of the new right, and the terrible impulses buried deep.
Marius von Mayenburg is one of Germany’s most produced contemporary playwrights. His plays include Fireface, Plastic and The Ugly One.
*Nachtland is an invented German word. It suggests a place of eternal darkness.
1 hour 35 minutes without an interval
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This production is supported by Scott Delman and Sonia Friedman
Design by Émilie Chen. Photography by Sebastian Nevols.
Production photography by Ellie Kurttz.
Writer Marius von Mayenburg
Translator Maja Zade
Director Patrick Marber
Designer Anna Fleischle
Lighting Designer Richard Howell
Composer and Sound Designer Adam Cork
Movement and Intimacy Director EJ Boyle
Casting Director Amy Ball CDG
Jerwood Assistant Director Natalie Simone
With Jenna Augen, Gunnar Cauthery, John Heffernan, Jane Horrocks, Dorothea Myer-Bennett and Angus Wright.
Relaxed Performances: Mon 11 Mar, 7.30pm & Sat 6 Apr, 2.30pm
BSL Performance: Fri 22 Mar, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Fri 15 Mar, 7.30pm & Tue 16 Apr, 7.30pm. Free touch tours are available to book on these dates from 6pm.
Captioned Performance: Thu 14 Mar, 7.30pm & Mon 8 Apr, 7.30pm
Sensory Adapted Performance: Fri 12 Apr, 7.30pm
Audio Described by Eleanor Margolies & Miranda Yates
Captioned by Miranda Yates
BSL Interpreter by Sumayya Si-Tayeb
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