Franz and Marie: Woyzeck Retold

Theatre (physical theatre, political)

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Description

War has been raging for many years. But now Franz is home with his loving wife Marie and both are as safe as can be. So why is it that he cannot seem to trust anybody, and who exactly is the mysterious drummer getting in the way of Franz’s happiness? Loosely based on Georg Büchner’s incomplete 19th-century German classic Woyzeck, this modern adaptation focuses on how we remember victims of war and how easy it is to fail them. ‘Very clever... really got people talking afterwards' (KevCastleTheatreReviews.blogspot.com).

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  • Accessible entry: Up a large flight of stairs and through a narrow corridor
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 20+
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April Pardoe 2 days ago

This is a powerful, moving and thought-provoking piece of theatre. There is an excellent use of physicality and music and a great variety of storytelling methods. You can feel the energy and passion from this company and their hard work pays off to give a slick and polished performance. The variety of performances styles helps to convey the messages in the piece and enhances the overall experience. This is a show that will leave you thinking and talking for a good while.

Andy Donn 5 days ago

Took me a little while to cotton on to the plot but this was deliberate and we learnt about the main characters throughout the play.
Very entertaining with theatrical interludes throughout adding to the telling of a story with a strong message.
Definitely recommended.

Karen Brown 5 days ago

Achieves great balance in entertaining the audience whilst dealing with disturbing subject matter and a strong message. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Andrew Brown 5 days ago

Very thought provoking piece performed by a hugely talented young group. The intimate venue added to the sense of involvement. Can thoroughly recommend and will leave you wanting to see more!

Mark Reynolds 13 days ago

Well put together show which is great fun if you enjoy stylised, non-naturalist performance. A little confusing at first, the show has important messages about war and peace and puts them across well. At times I felt that the show had a little too much going on, more energetic movement would complement the speedy dialogue, or more paced dialogue would complement the physical aspects of the show. The performance doesn't disappoint the physical theatre description, and all of the cast are extremely talented. I'd recommend this show to anyone who wants to see "proper" theatre.


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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 5 days ago

For an incomplete play, Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck has nevertheless managed to secure enduring interest. The Nottingham New Theatre now presents its own innovative take on the substance of the work in Daniel McVey’s Franz and Marie:Woyzeck Retold.Following the war Franz has returned home to be with his devoted wife, but...

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Ed Fringe Review (3/5 stars) 7 days ago

A fundamentally powerful performance...

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Ed Fringe Review (4/5 stars) 7 days ago

Harrowing and raw contemporary retelling...

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Broadway World (3/5 stars) 7 days ago

The Nottingham New Theatre are examining the victims of war through the eyes of Georg Büchner's 19th-century protagonist, Franz Woyzeck. By focusing more on the brutal effects of the conflict on Franz's civilian life, Daniel McVey's adaptation aims to pay tribute to the faceless names who have been caught up...

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