Woyzeck (2014/15)

"A good murder, a proper murder, a lovely murder, as good as anyone could wish..."

Splendid Productions proudly present our new creative adaptation of Georg Büchner's unfinished classic.

Living in poverty, with his woman, Marie, and a child to support, lowly soldier Franz Woyzeck has agreed to become a medical experiment for the regimental Doctor. But is it his diet of peas that leads him into the forest with a knife, or the rumours of what Marie has been doing with the peacocking Drum Major?

Taking Büchner's script fragments as a starting point (he was still writing the play when he died) we tell the story of Woyzeck as a sequence of scenes that play in a seemingly random order.

A tireless cast of three take on sixteen roles, creating music and sound effects live, while piecing together a fractured story in this fast-paced mix of comedy, tragedy, puppetry, and song.


"hilarious and horrific, erotic and
brutal... held together with perfect
timing, self assured ad-libs and a
spot-on chimpanzee impression'"

Three Weeks

“There is pleasure behind every
moment of this show and from this
joy we see the sparks of destructive
rage and annihilating authority.”

Total Theatre


Splendid Productions' 'Woyzeck'
By Georg Büchner
Adapted by Ben Hales and Kerry Frampton
Directed by Mal Smith, Matt Wilde and
Lucy Cuthbertson

Trailer for Woyzeck 2014 DVD
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