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Büchner's dramatic masterpiece Woyzeck is interwoven with songs from Schubert’s Winterreise to form a highly distinctive music theatre production, the central roles played by mesmerising Irish performers Patrick O’Kane and Camille O’Sullivan.
A poor soldier earns extra money for his family through menial jobs and participation in bizarre medical experiments.
Brutalised by society and consumed with jealousy, he is driven to the far side of alienation and despair - and finally to a desperate, violent act.
Exploiting the uncanny similarities between these two dark masterworks, Dublin-based director Conall Morrison draws on Schubert’s extraordinary music to illuminate the inner landscape of Woyzeck’s tortured mind.
With the startling story set amid a terrain of broken pianos, vivid scenes flow seamlessly into songs, now translated into English, revealing their potent passion.
The cast also includes Stephen Brennan, Rosaleen Linehan and Barry McGovern, outstanding actor-singers who have appeared previously at the Barbican.
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London EC2Y 8DS
Performance days & times
Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm
Friday ‑ 7‑45pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm
14-25 Young Barbican members £15 no booking fee (subject to availability). Become a Young Barbican member.
Students are entitled to half-price tickets in advance for all Wednesday evenings. Proof of eligibility required on collection.
Half-price tickets for under 16s. Proof of age required on collection.
Visitors with access requirements who have joined the Access Membership scheme may be eligible for reductions on tickets.
Susannah De Wrixon
Author: Adapted by Conall Morrison
Composer: Franz Schubert
Lyricist: Stephen Clark
Director: Conall Morrison
Set designer: Jamie Vartan
Costume designer: Joan O'Clery
Musical direction: Conor Linehan
Choreography: Liz Roche
Lighting: Ben Ormerod
Production: Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival