Directed by Katie Mitchell.
Vienna, 1923. A discontented post-war generation diagnose youth to be their sickness and do their best to destroy it, in this shocking, erotically charged play by Austrian writer Ferdinand Bruckner, presented in a new version by Martin Crimp.
Promiscuous, pitiless and bored, six sexually entangled medical students restlessly wander in and out of a boarding house, cramming, drinking, taunting, spying. Freder sets about savagely experimenting with the young, pretty maid, with half an eye on his former lover Desiree, a wild, disillusioned aristocrat. Petrell abandons Marie for the ruthless underdog Irene. Marie doesn't waste any time weeping â€“ Desiree wants her.