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On from 12 Jan 2011 till 06 Feb 2011
All Around Town
by Peter Handke
Genre(s): Drama

Tickets: £8.00 - £10.00



by Peter Handke

12th January to 6 February 2011
Arch 6 Burrell Street SE1 0UN
(Off Southwark street, behind the Tate Modern)

Ticket Prices
£10 (£8 Conc)
Box office:
Booking line: 020 7407 0234 (Mon – Fri, 10.30am – 6.30pm)

A pop-up theatre production in a converted railway arch on Bankside. With Ryan Kiggell, Elisa Terren; Designed by George Moustakas; Sound Design Helen Atkinson.

Emerging, dynamic aya theatre company present Kaspar, arguably the greatest work of Peter Handke, a major European writer rarely seen in London. The work will be created in a magnificent converted railway arch behind the Tate Modern, donated to the company for two months by Network Rail.

Kaspar Hauser was a mysterious figure who was discovered in a German town square. He could speak only one sentence. Later, it emerged that he had spent his childhood in a dark room, cut off from human contact. He was taken in, taught how to speak, how to be a regular member of society.

Handke re-imagines Kaspar now; an absurd man formed and deformed through his violent exposure to the language of our society – the language of adspeak, corporate phrases and sports platitudes. In this remarkably inventive play, ideas about received speech, conformism and the corruption of the individual are exploded into bizarre and fascinating vocal rhythms and stage images.

Peter Handke is an Austrian playwright. His work has been described as “the most strikingly original of all post-war European writing” The Times. Kaspar, written in 1968, is in some ways a poetic meditation on the reclamation of the German language following the Second World War.

12th January to 6th February 2011
Wednesday – Sunday
Weds – Sat evening performances start at 7.30pm
Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm
Sunday Performance at 5 pm


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