Tales from the Vienna Woods by Ödön von Horváth
Aftershow Q&A on Monday 25 November
Captioned performance on Friday 29 November at 7pm
Tales from the Vienna Woods charts the systemic destruction of a young woman against the picture postcard setting of an idyllic Austria lurching towards fascism. Caroline Steinbeis’s new version draws darkly comic and razor sharp parallels to our current shifting political landscape.
Ödön von Horváth’s inter-war play contrasts the sentimental backdrop of a Johann Strauss waltz, and the Vienna Woods that give the tune its name, with the oncoming tide of political and social upheaval.
Born in Hungary in 1901 and dying in Paris at the age of just 36, Ödön von Horváth became one of the first anti-fascist writers living and working in Germany.
German director Caroline Steinbeis is currently associate director at Sheffield Theatres. Recent credits include Rutherford and Son and Love and Information (Sheffield Theatres), The Crucible (Royal Exchange), We Want You To Watch (National Theatre) and The Broken Heart (Globe Theatre)
Please be aware that this production contains: scenes of an intimate nature, violence, use of replica firearms, flashing lights, smoking, strong language and themes of racial prejudice.
Cast and creatives
Cast in alphabetical order
Lynton Appleton Alfred
Rachel Barnwell Grandmother / A Lady / Second Aunt
Molly Howell Mother / Ida / First Aunt / Baroness
Benjamin Isaac Erich
Isobel Jesper Jones Valerie
Sophie Kleiman Emma / Helene / MC
Katya Morrison Marianne
Corey Mylchreest Auberon
Caleb Obediah Ferdinand / Mister USA
Hugo Salter Captain
Phoenix di Sebastiani Havlitschek
Lewis Trela-Grey Oskar
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