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.
Previous plays include The Golden Dragon and Arabian Night, both presented by Actors Touring Company.
Schimmelpfennig is the most performed playwright in Germany and one of the country’s most exciting original voices, with productions of his work worldwide in over 40 countries.
★★★★ Ramin Gray’s superb production… a radical, transfixing play— Michael Billington, Guardian
★★★★ A timely warning about the risks of “normalisation”. Strongly recommended— Paul Taylor, Independent
★★★★ It’s a rare and delightful play… the writing shows thrilling formal invention— Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard
★★★★ Ramin Gray directs with energetic aplomb... And the acting is immaculate…— Sarah Crompton, WhatsOnStage
★★★★ A rich vein of bitingly sharp humour, a superbly drawn set of flawed characters, and a timely warning that fascism begins at home.— Fergus Morgan, The Stage