1945: Sergeant Beckmann arrives home in Germany, utterly altered. Throw yourself into his world of darkly comic, grotesque characters. Written in just six days after escaping from a prisoner of war camp and walking 370 miles back to Hamburg, Wolfgang Borchert’s vivid interpretation of his own story shines a light on the aftermath of war. Winners of both the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve and the Scottish Daily Mail Commendation Prize, Invertigo’s production sees an all-male ensemble confront this challenging European drama, directed by Cheek by Jowl / RSC associate Owen Horsley.
‘exciting young company … impressive and versatile ensemble’ The Stage
‘Stirring drama’ The Observer
‘riveting…excellent cast…gets under your skin’ Daily Mail
‘fine production with just the right mixture of comedy and pathos’ British Theatre Guide
As seen in Lyn Gardner’s Guardian Theatre Tips.
Robert A. Carreon
Death / Giant – Tim Bowie
Elbe / The Girl / Director / Mother – Tom Clegg
The Other – Sion Alun Davies
God / Colonel / Mrs Kramer – Steffan Donnelly
Beckmann – Paapa Essiedu
Simon Anthony Wells