SchillerFest at The Bunker


London theatre news: Sunday 8 October 2017


Solo performance - Staged readings - Talks

Peter Brook Award winners The Faction host a festival of rehearsed and semi-staged readings, solo performances, talks and events celebrating the genius of Schiller - at The Bunker from 31 October to 11 November 2017.
SchillerFest at The Bunker theatre

Image: The Faction


At The Bunker from 31 October to 11 November, Peter Brook Award winners The Faction host a festival of rehearsed and semi-staged readings, solo performances, talks and events celebrating the genius of Schiller - a powerhouse of European theatre.


The Faction's ensemble, guest companies and artists, academics, actors, adaptors, DJs, musicians and singers are collaborating on a programme of theatre, opera, poetry - and parties - that embraces Schiller's revolutionary spirit.


This year the festival will be framed around Schiller's instruction to "Live with your century but do not be its creature" and will demonstrate that, with his acute understanding of power politics, in the current climate he is a playwright of our times - both provocative and startlingly contemporary.


Here's the schedule in brief (the full festival schedule and ticket links are available here).


Tuesday 31st October

FESTIVAL LAUNCH and FIESCO

featuring The Faction ensemble 


Wednesday 1st November

Robert David MacDonald Celebration and WILLIAM TELL

featuring members of Glasgow Citizen Theatre


Thursday 2nd November

JOAN(S) OF ARC

featuring Michael Billington and Dame Eilieen Atkins


Friday 3rd November

MARY STUART and "Schiller the Icon" panel

panel includes Professor Lesley Sharpe


Saturday 4th November

WALLENSTEIN DAY

A day-long extravaganza encompassing the three-play arc


Monday 6th November

Schiller's Anatomy of Power and DON CARLOS

including discussions with Professor Rüdiger Görner and dramatist Peter Oswald


Tuesday 7th November

INTRIGUE AND LOVE and "Schiller Our Contemporary" 

featuring a company of guest artists


Wednesday 8th November

THE MAID OF ORLEANS

featuring The Faction ensemble


Thursday 9th November

Virtually Opera: TURANDOT and beyond

featuring arias and lieder selected by Leo Doulton


Friday 10th November

Schiller's Birthday Party and DEMETRIUS

featuring special guests to celebrate Friedrich Schiller's 258th Birthday with DJs and Schiller inspired musical contributions!


Saturday 11th November, Afternoon

DIE BRAUT VON MESSINA + Directors' Talk 

featuring a rehearsed reading of THE BRIDE OF MESSINA 

this performance will be in German with scene briefings surtitles in English


Saturday 11th November, Evening

THE ROBBERS

featuring The Faction Ensemble


Venue


The Bunker

53a Southwark Street

London SE1 1RU


Dates


31 October to 11 November 2017


Tickets


Standard: £15

Concessions: £12

U25s: £10 (Limited to 10 per show)


See the festival website to book for individual performances


Links

The Faction

Festival website

ActDrop listing for SchillerFest

Friedrich Schiller - Wikipedia


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