When Georg Buechner died of typhus in 1837, he left behind him a jumble of papers – almost illegible, blotted, fragmentary, unnumbered, untitled. Unpublished for 40 years and unperformed for nearly a century, Woyzeck burst upon the world in 1913, astonishing audiences with its frightening and uncompromising modernity.

Focussing on social deprivation, domestic violence and the ravages of mental illness, Woyzeck is a play for the 21st Century.

A walkaround performance in Cambridge Leper Chapel, itself a poignant reminder of the devastating effects of illness and deprivation, in situ:’s Woyzeck employs Physical Theatre, Mask and Chorus to bring out the full power of Buechner’s Expressionist masterpiece of madness and murder.


Directed by Richard Spaul

Date: Thursday 12 – Saturday 14 July, 2018
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: The Leper Chapel, Cambridge | Map
Tickets: £15 available in advance and from 7.30pm at the venue.

Further Reading

Woyzeck cast

Preview: Woyzeck

The Woyzeck Project This summer, in situ: presents The Woyzeck Project, an interpretation of the unfinished work by George Buechner, which we will be performing in the Cambridge Leper Chapel. Here, director Richard Spaul explains his choice, his approach – and how the work may be a challenging experience for audience members. Richard, the play Read more about Preview: Woyzeck[…]


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