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 Pleasance’s 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 associate Owen Horsley.
Established by four 2012 graduates of Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Invertigo present audiences with work seldom seen on the stage, by producing new writing, using unique ways of storytelling and adapting unfamiliar European work. They were recipients of the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprises (2012), and winners of both the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Commendation Prize by the Scottish Daily Mail (2013) and the Charlie Hartill Special Reserve award by the Pleasance (2013). The company’s previous credits include sell-out Welsh-language show Saer Doliau at the Finborough Theatre and most recently an appointment as Resident Company at the 2013 HighTide Festival Theatre.
‘exciting young company… impressive and versatile’ MUST SEE SHOW The Stage
fine production with just the right mixture of comedy and pathos’ British Theatre Guide ★★★★
‘Stirring drama’ The Observer
‘riveting…excellent cast…gets under your skin’ Daily Mail ★★★★
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