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28 Sept - 20 Oct 2012

by Marius von Mayenburg
translation by Maja Zade

The Clare

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Olga’s new boyfriend rides a motorcycle. Kurt would rather be dead than eat dinner with his parents.  They could be normal teenage siblings, just trying to survive.  But Kurt and Olga have a nasty secret – one that could burn their world to the ground.

Featuring Aimee-Ffion Edwards (E4's Skins), William Postlethwaite (Collaborators at the NT) and Rupert Simonian (Punk Rock and Three Kingdoms at the Lyric Hammersmith), this is the first UK revival of Fireface since its original run at the Royal Court in 2000.
Marius von Mayenburg's work includes 2011's radical version of Hamlet at the Barbican. Sam Pritchard is the winner of the JMK Award 2012.

'Sinister and poetic'
The Evening Standard


Monday - Saturday: 7:45pm
Wednesday & Saturday matinees (6, 10, 13, 17, 20 Oct): 2:45pm


Previews (28 Sept - 3 Oct): £10
Main run: £12.50

A limited number of discounts are available for each performance. Early booking is advised.


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In the press

Director Sam Pritchard talks to Theatre Voice about Fireface and the JMK Award 

Direction Sam Pritchard, winner of the JMK Award 2012
Producer Mark Cartwright
Design Amanda Stoodley
Light Anna Watson
Sound Peter Rice


David Annen
Aimeé-Ffion Edwards
William Postlethwaite
Helen Schlesinger
Rupert Simonian

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