Photo: Woyzeck on the Highveld at the Barbican Theatre

Production photos of Handspring Puppet Company’s acclaimed production of Woyzeck on the Highveld at the Barbican Theatre.

Handspring Puppet Company, the creators of the puppets for the multi-award winning production of War Horse at the New London Theatre and on Broadway, bring their critically acclaimed production of Woyzeck on the Highveld to the Barbican this September as part of a UK and European tour.

Woyzeck on the Highveld. Photo: Roy Tan
Woyzeck on the Highveld. Photo: Roy Tan

Originally created in 1992 and directed and designed by William Kentridge , this revival is directed by Luc de Wit and is based on German writer Georg Büchner’s famous play.

Woyzeck on the Highveld combines Handspring’s rod-manipulated puppets and Kentridge’s animated film, graphically illustrating Woyzeck’s tortured mind as he tries to make sense of his external circumstances. Büchner’s Woyzeck was a German soldier in the 1800s but in this version Woyzeck is a migrant worker in 1956 Johannesburg, a landscape of barren industrialisation.


Warwick Arts Centre
Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 October

Belfast Festival
Tuesday 18 – Saturday 22 October

Wales Millennium Centre
Tuesday 25 – Wednesday 26 October

Aberwystwyth Arts Centre
Friday 28 – Saturday 29 October

Hall for Cornwall
Tuesday 1– Wednesday 2 November

Exeter Northcott
Friday 4 – Saturday 5 November

Oxford Playhouse
Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 November

Photos by Roy Tan.

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