When Franz’s mother escaped to the West with one of her identical twin boys, she left the other behind. Now, 25 years later, Karl crosses the border in search of his other half. As history takes an unexpected turn, the brothers must struggle to reconnect.
Mark Ravenhill’s (Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat, Shopping and Fucking ) visceral new play examines the hungers released when two countries, separated by a common language, meet again.
60 years since the foundation of the Federal Republic and 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Royal Court presents Off The Wall, a season of new plays about Germany. This includes The Stone by Marius von Mayenburg ( The Ugly One, Fireface ) and a series of readings of new plays by German writers.
Over There is a co-production with the Schaubuhne, Berlin
In association with the Goethe-Institut
This production, directed by Ramin Gray, was captured by Digital Theatre live at London’s Royal Court Theatre.
CAST INCLUDES: Luke Treadway, Harry Treadway
‘Luke Treadaway, whose career so far has mostly been on stage, has greater physical precision, whereas Harry who has done much screen work but here is making his stage debut, is more fluid and natural in his movements.’
‘The result is fantastically clever and ingenious.’
‘This is theatre as spectacle, but the slapstick, condiment-throwing, drag act, masturbation and, finally, cannibalism never feel gratuitous. It is the explosion of post-Wall euphoria, which all too quickly turns sour.’