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About the Show Less...

A play exploring the right-wing sensibilities of some of Austria's most prominent citizens. Read More >

Heldenplatz is set in Austria, 1988. For the Schuster family – intellectual, Jewish, Viennese to the core – the country remains as uninhabitable as it was when they fled in 1938. 40 years on from World War Two, irrational hatred, neurosis and decadences still reign.

Playwright Bernhard explores the shared isolation of people who have lost their bearings along with most of their illusions. Condemned in his homeland when it was first published, Heldenplatz delves deep into Austria’s historic alliance, exposing the right-wing sensibilities of some of the country’s most prominent citizens.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 10/02/2010

Opening Night: 12/02/2010

Closing Night: 6/03/2010

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Cast & Creative


Hannah Boyde, Paul Brightwell, Daniel Curshen, Andrew Hawkins, Caroline Horton, Petra Markham, Barbara Marten, Jane Maud, Clive Mendus, Holly Strickland


Director - Annie Castledine, Annabel Arden

Designer - Iona McLeish

Lighting Designer - Ben Payne

Sound - Andrew Pontzen

Author - Thomas Bernhard

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