Pains of Youth

 


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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.

  • In repertoire
  • £10-£31

Where

Cottesloe Theatre

National Theatre
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
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