Do you want this hanging over your kitchen table to remind you of your Daddy?
Modern day Germany. Nicola and Philipp argue as they clear out their late father’s house. When they find an old painting stashed in the attic, things get savage.
The painting is a quaint street scene from 1920s Vienna; the work of a failed artist who abandoned his original vocation for Nazism… Nicola wants to sell it. Philipp wants to keep it. Philipp’s wife Judith wants to burn it.
Nachtland* is a mordant satire about marriage, legacy, the rise of the new right, and the terrible impulses buried deep. The UK premiere is directed by 2023 Tony Award-winner Patrick Marber (Leopoldstadt). Marius von Mayenburg is one of Germany’s foremost playwrights. His plays include Fireface, Plastic and The Ugly One.
*Nachtland is an invented German word. It suggests a place of eternal darkness.
Relaxed Performances: Mon 11 Mar, 7.30pm & Sat 6 Apr, 2.30pm
BSL Performance: Fri 22 Mar, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance: Fri 15 Mar, 7.30pm & Tue 16 Apr, 7.30pm with free Touch Tours at 6pm
Captioned Performance: Thu 14 Mar, 7.30pm & Mon 8 Apr, 7.30pm
Playing at Young Vic
Themes of racism, particularly antisemitism. References to the Holocaust. References to the Israel-Palestine conflict. References to the death of a parent. Scenes of incest and moments where blood is onstage. Strong language, including explicit sexual language.
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed 14:30 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -