Young officer Hofmiller commits a faux pas at a soirée held by a Baron, unwittingly asking his paralysed daughter to dance. The mistake pulls him into a relentless train of events in this devastating depiction of honour, love and betrayal, realised against the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire – a catalyst for the outbreak of the First World War.
A vivid account of a young man’s slide into a terrible situation, his struggle to extricate himself from it raising questions of consciousness and compassion.
Two of Europe’s most boundary-pushing, imaginative theatre companies work together at the Barbican for the first time.
Performed in German with English surtitles
Part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary
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