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Youth Without God - a play by Christopher Hampton

Youth Without God

A play by
Christopher Hampton

Based on the novel by
Ödön von Horváth

Directed by
Stephanie Mohr

 

“Horváth was telling the truth. Furiously.” - Shalom Auslander

“The most gifted writer of his generation.” - Stefan Zweig

A shocking allegorical evocation of life under fascism by Oscar-winning dramatist Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons, Atonement, The Son), Youth Without God is a chilling reminder that populist political rhetoric has consequences.

When a teacher reprimands a student for a racist comment, he stands accused of ‘sabotage of the Fatherland'. As events escalate, and a murder takes place, the teacher must decide whether to take a stand, even if it costs him everything.

In Youth Without God, written in exile having fled the Nazis, Horvath portrays a world of individual ruthlessness and collective numbness which is as relevant today as it was on its release in 1938.

 

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General Information

Performances:

Thu 19 Sept — Sat 19 Oct, 7:30pm

Matinee performances Thu 10 Oct & Thu 17 Oct, 2:00pm

Main auditorium

Post-show talk:
Wed 2 Oct

Education workshops are available to groups.  Please contact hello@thecoronettheatre.com for more information

Tickets:

£20 previews (19—21 Sep)
£30, £25 standard
£15 under 30s (Mon only)
£15 schools
Concessions available

Age guidance:

+14

Additional Information

Language warning:

Horváth wrote the novel Youth Without God in 1937 from personal experience. There are some racial expressions that some in the audience might find offensive; these reflect the historical reality.

Cast

  • Heinrich Reiss
    Owen Alun
  • Robert Ziegler
    Raymond Anum
  • Arno Feuerbach
    Brandon Ashford
  • Julius Caesar/ The Headmaster / The Priest/ The Prosecutor / An Inspector
    David Beames
  • Herr Neumann / The Sergeant / The Defense Counsel / Trauners' Butler / A Policeman
    Christopher Bowen
  • Otto Neumann
    Malcolm Cumming
  • Franz Bauer
    Finnian Garbutt
  • Eva
    Anna Munden
  • Dieter Trauner
    Nicholas Nunn
  • Nelly / Frau Trauner / Frau Ziegler
    Clara Onyemere
  • The Teacher
    Alex Waldmann

Creative team

  • Writer
    Christopher Hampton
  • Director
    Stephanie Mohr
  • Set and Costume Designer
    Justin Nardella
  • Lighting Designer
    Joshua Carr
  • Sound Designer
    Mike Winship
  • Casting Director
    Serena Hill
  • Assistant Director
    Harriett Taylor

Additional Information

Kindly supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum