Roll up! Roll up! Madness, murder, passion and peas in Splendid’s exhilarating adaptation of Georg Büchner’s gothic classic.
Dirt poor, with his woman, Marie and a child to support, lowly soldier Franz Woyzeck has agreed to become a medical experiment for the regimental doctor. But is it his diet of peas that leads him into the forest to murder his lover, or the rumours of what Marie has been doing with the peacocking Drum Major?
Splendid Productions bring their unique style of ‘indoor street theatre’ to The Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre with this stripped-back, highly theatrical telling Büchner’s famous unfinished play. With nothing but a trunk-full of junk, three talented performers piece together a fractured story in a fast-paced mix of comedy, tragedy, puppetry, and song.
**** ‘…has to rank as one of the most colourful and intelligent interpretations of the work since Tom Waits and Robert Wilson got their hands on it.’ (British Theatre Guide)
***** ‘exceptional’ (thepublicreviews.com)
**** ‘a triumph’ (The List)
**** ‘magnificent’ (ThreeWeeks)