Don Juan Comes Back from the War by Ödön von Horváth
The Great War is over, and Don Juan returns to Berlin ready to take up his mantle again as the city’s most notorious lothario.
But Berlin has changed and the city is crumbling, and as political and economic upheaval engulf the survivors, Don Juan begins to question his taste for debauchery. Ödön von Horváth’s work evokes the sense of displacement that followed the First World War on all sides; it is now brought to life in a striking new version by award-winning playwright Duncan Macmillan.
Having previously worked as Head of Movement at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Sue Lefton is known as one of the UK’s finest movement directors, with credits across film, theatre and opera. She has also directed theatre at Shared Experience, Shakespeare’s Globe, Southwark Playhouse, Arcola Theatre and her own company, The Visible Theatre Company.
Marisa Abela Landlady / Woman with Knife / Nun 1 / Prostitute 2
Kemi Awoderu Woman 5 / Matron / Nun 3 / Prostitute 1
Iwan Davies Don Juan
Sarah Eve Woman 3 / Nurse 4 / Mother
Hannah Onslow Woman 1 / Nurse 3 & 5 / Girl
Jessica Rhodes Woman 4 / Nurse 1 / Nun 2 / Young Woman
Georgia Silver Woman 2 / Nurse 2 / Abbess
Photography by Helen Murray.
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