Winter Solstice

Christmas Eve.
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.

Press

★★★★ 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

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Laura Rogers
Betinna

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Milo Twomey
Konrad

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Kate Fahy
Corinna

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Nicholas Le Prevost
Rudolph

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Dominic Rowan
Albert

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Ramin Gray
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Lizzie Clachan
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Kate Fahy
Corinna

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Milo Twomey
Konrad