Winter Solstice

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Bettina’s mother met a man on the train. And now she’s invited him around for drinks...

Credits:

Presented by Actors Touring Company & Orange Tree Theatre
By Roland Schimmelpfennig
Translated by David Tushingham
Directed by Ramin Gray
Designer: Lizzie Clachan
Lighting: Jack Knowles
Sound: Alex Caplan

Price: £25 - £10

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28 March - 31 March 2018
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It’s Christmas. A Time for Family?

Bettina and her husband Albert aren’t happy - Bettina’s mother is staying for the holidays.

Which is awkward.

Not least because Bettina’s mother met a man on the train. And now she’s invited him around for drinks…

Family, betrayal and the inescapable presence of the past reverberate through the UK premiere of Roland Schimmelpfennig’s razor-sharp comedy about the rise of the new right across the globe.

Schimmelpfennig is the most performed playwright in Germany, with productions of his work worldwide in over 40 countries. Previous productions in the UK include The Golden Dragon and Arabian Night, both presented by Actors Touring Company.

WINTER SOLSTICE is an Actors Touring Company co-production with the Orange Tree Theatre.


★★★★
“A potent play for today. Transfixing and deeply radical …a superb Actors Touring Company production”
The Guardian

“A timely satire … Ramin Gray’s staging is so sharp”
Matt Trueman, Variety

★★★★
“Trenchant, superbly performed UK premiere’
The Independent

★★★★★
“A powerful dispatch for our times”
Exeunt

★★★★★
“The best new play I have seen for many years”
Sunday Express

dates

28 March 2018, 7.30pm

29 March 2018, 1.30pm

29 March 2018, 7.00pm

30 March 2018, 7.30pm

31 March 2018, 2.30pm

31 March 2018, 7.30pm

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Whitby-Scarborough-Filey Borough of Scarborough