Outside on the Street: ARCOLA

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Outside on the Street (Draußen vor der Tür)

by Wolfgang Borchert


Translated by Tom Fisher
Directed by Owen Horsley
Arcola Theatre, 2nd-4th September 2013, 8pm

Tickets available here


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.


Recipients of Charlie Hartill Special Reserve
Winners of Scottish Daily Mail Award Commendation Prize

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Daily Mail


British Theatre Guide


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‘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.

Tickets available here

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

Owen Horsley

Simon Anthony Wells

Blair Mowat

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