5 - 15 July 2006 / 19:45
By Georg Büchner
Directed by Gísli Örn Gardarsson
Music by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis
Co-produced by Reykjavik City Theatre, the Young Vic and barbicanbite05 as part of YOUNG GENIUS
With additional commissioning support from Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam
Returning to the Barbican after its sell-out success during the YOUNG GENIUS season, Vesturport’s production of Buchner’s Woyzeck charts the downfall of a young man struggling to make the best from what life has dealt him.
A hostage to fortune, class and his sadistic superiors, Woyzeck’s fate is played out in a series of nightmarish encounters. He stumbles through a world of macabre carnival, sexual betrayal and cruel oppression, pursued by the demons of his own paranoid fantasies. Pushed beyond breaking point, Woyzeck’s last love-crazed act destroys the only thing he truly cares for.
With original music and lyrics by Nick Cave and fellow Bad Seed Warren Ellis – a triumph during Woyzeck’s first run at the Barbican in 2005.
Performance time: 19:45
Running time: 90 mins / no interval
Contains brief use of strong language and sexual content which may be unsuitable for younger audiences.
Age recommendation: 15+