by Georg Buchner
Performed by Newman College Drama Academy
Directed by Graham Hammett & Harry Dibbs
Woyzeck has become one of the most performed and influential plays in the German theatre repertory. Written between 1835 and 1837; it was discovered and published posthumously in 1879 as Wozzek and first performed in 1913.
Woyzeck is a religious man preoccupied with sin and guilt. An army barber, he endures psychological humiliation by his captain and physical experimentation by his doctor to make extra money for Marie, his common-law wife, and their child. Woyzeck is jealous of Marie’s affair with a drum major. Filled with rage, he explodes into violence.
Büchner based Woyzeck on an account of an actual murder case in which a soldier killed his mistress in a jealous frenzy and was subsequently the object of medical controversy regarding his sanity.
Run time 90 minutes
Cast (in alphabetical order):
Zsolt Hunor Cser
Full Price £7.50
Wed 10th May1pm2pm
Wed 10th May6pm7pm