Danton's Death

 


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Michael Grandage direct a new version of Georg Buchner's play by Howard Brenton.

1794: the French Revolution reaches its climax. After a series of bloody purges the life-loving, volatile Danton is tormented by his part in the killing. His political rival, the driven, ascetic Robespierre, decides Danton's fate. A titanic struggle begins. Once friends who wanted to change the world, now one stands for compromise, the other for ideological purity as the guillotine awaits.

A revolutionary himself, Georg Buchner was 21 when he wrote the play in 1835, while hiding from the police. With its hair-raising rush of scenes and vivid dramatisation of complex, visionary characters, Danton's Death has a claim to be the greatest political tragedy ever written.

  • In repertoire
  • £10-£30

Where

Olivier Theatre

National Theatre
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
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Box office: 020 7452 3000

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