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Ustinov Studio

THE GERMAN SEASON

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by Marius von Mayenburg In a translation by Maja Zade, directed by Matthew Dunster

23 February - 25 March 2017

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Overview

Marius von Mayenburg is a brilliant satirist whose work skewers pretentiousness and hypocrisy. His hilarious and outrageous pop at the selfrighteous political correctness of the middle classes is one of the funniest plays written in Europe in the last decade.

Michael and Ulrike are on the brink. Michael is a doctor, with ambitions of heroic grandeur; Ulrike, his wife, is assistant to the infamous Serge Haulupa, a bizarre conceptual artist; Vincent, their teenage son is hitting puberty with a vengeance – and a video camera; Jessica Schmitt is the new cleaner thrust in to clean up their mess.

Utter pandemonium ensues when Serge invites himself to Michael and Ulrike’s house to make art over dinner. The food fight is just the start of it…

Marius von Mayenburg is a trail-blazer for contemporary European theatre. In 2007 his play The Ugly One opened at the Royal Court to huge acclaim.

Olivier Award nominated Matthew Dunster is an Associate Director at Shakespeare’s Globe. His productions include Martin McDonagh’s 2015 hit Hangmen which transferred from the Royal Court to the West End to huge critical acclaim.

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  • Reviews

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    4 Star Rating Sharply funny - Guardian

    4.5 Star Rating Scintillating - The Public Reviews

    4 Star Rating Daily Mail

    5 Star Rating Quite astonishing … an excellent production … The Ustinov once again triumphs with this sparkling satire. Certainly not one to be missed - TheatreBath

    Pure, contemporary theatre gold - Bath Magazine

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  • Cast

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    Brenock O'Connor

    Charlotte Randle

    Steve John Shepherd

    Jonathan Slinger

    and Ria Zmitrowicz.

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  • Info

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    Evenings: Mon – Sat 7.45pm
    Thurs Matinees: 2.30pm (not 23rd February)
    Sat Matinees: 2.30pm
    Press Performance: Wednesday 1st March 7pm

    Post Show Discussion: Thursday 23rd March after evening performance

    Tickets: £19.50 / £14.50 Discounts Preview Performances 23rd - 28th February, Press Performance on 1st March and Mondays: All seats £12

    Running Time: Approx. 2h 15m incl. interval

    £2.50 transaction fee when booking online, plus an additional £1.00 postage fee.


    A Booking Fee will apply to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. For all transactions of £15 or more the fee will be a total of £2.50, regardless of how many tickets are booked. For all transactions under £15 the fee will be £1.

    Please note the ticket price includes a £2 Building Levy. 

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