20 February 2024 - 20 April 2024
Patrick Marber directs the UK premiere of Nachtland*, coming to the Young Vic in February 2024.
Written by one of Germany’s foremost playwrights Marius von Mayenburg and translated by Maja Zade, Nachtland is a mordant satire about marriage, legacy, the rise of the new right, and terrible impulses buried deep.
*Nachtland is an invented German word. It suggests a place of eternal darkness.
Nachtland runs from 20 February 2024 to 20 April 2024 at the Young Vic, London
What's the story of Nachtland?
‘Do you want this hanging over your kitchen table to remind you of your Daddy?’
Modern day Germany. Nicola and Philipp argue as they clear out their late father’s house. When they find an old painting stashed in the attic, things get savage.
The painting is a quaint street scene from 1920s Vienna; the work of a failed artist who abandoned his original vocation for Nazism… Nicola wants to sell it. Philipp wants to keep it. His wife Judith wants to burn it.
Who are the creative team of Nachtland?
Written by Marius von Mayenburg. Translated by Maja Zade. Direction by Patrick Marber with design by Anna Fleischle.
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
Relaxed Performances: Mon 11 March, 7.30pm & Sat 6 April 2.30pm
BSL Performance: Fri 22 March, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Fri 15 March, 7.30pm & Tue 16 April. 7.30pm Captioned Performance: Thu 14 March, 7.30pm & Mon 8 April, 7.30pm
Content: Known Before You Go
Themes of racism, particularly antisemitism. References to the Holocaust and the Israel-Palestine conflict. References to the death of a parent. Scenes of incest and moments where blood is onstage. Strong language, including explicit sexual language
Venue InformationYoung Vic Theatre, 66 The Cut, London, SE1 8LZ
Nearest Tube or Train: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line); Southwark (Jubilee line)
Nearest Buses: 40, 60, N63, N89, 1, 68, 168, 172, 176, 188
Official London Theatre tickets for Nachtland at the Young Vic Theatre, London
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