Bettina’s mother met a man on the train. And now she’s invited him around for drinks...
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
Offers: Group 5+, SJT+, Under 30s
Price: £25 - £10
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”
“A timely satire … Ramin Gray’s staging is so sharp”
Matt Trueman, Variety
“Trenchant, superbly performed UK premiere’
“A powerful dispatch for our times”
“The best new play I have seen for many years”
Winter Solstice is a finalist in the Best New Play and Best Director categories in the Off West End Theatre Awards.
Age guidance: 14+ (some strong language and adult ideas)
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