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Plastic – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

Writer: Marius von Mayenburg Translator: Maja Zade Director: Matthew Dunster Reviewer: Claire Hayes   The ambition behind Marius von Mayenburg’s Plastic is dazzling: using the artifice of theatre, its shared space and storytelling communion, to question the boundaries between art and life. If you listen to the narrative of the play’s central character Serge Haulupa, conceptual artist and orchestrator of ...

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The Ugly One – Alma Tavern Theatre

Monkey and disfigured man

Writer: Marius Von Mayenburg Director: Sarah Bradley Reviewer: Kris Hallett   The best way to get ahead in life is to be beautiful. Kim Kardashian has more Instagram and Twitter followers due to her internet breaking selfies then any Nobel Prize winner. In fact, it’s not even close. Beauty sells, ideas don’t. Marius Von Mayenburg’s biting satire on looks, consumerism ...

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Martyr – The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: Marius von Mayenburg Director: Ramin Gray Reviewer: Joan Phillips Martyr is a short play that truly ventures into today’s zeitgeist. What to do when religious fanaticism clashes with our own way of life? Daily news reports how opposing religious ideology seems to threaten our own beliefs and culture. We are used to reading about the extremist views of other ...

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The Dog, The Night and The Knife – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Marius von Mayenburg Director: Oliver Dawe Reviewer: Nichola Daunton   You can always tell when a play is from the continent (other than by looking at the writers name) as it’s usually totally different from the traditional well-made plays that are still being churned out here in the UK. Written by German writer Marius von Mayenburg, the UK premiere ...

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Eldorado – Arcola Theatre, London

Writer: Marius Von Mayenburg (translated by Maja Zade) Director: Simon Dormandy Reviewer: Georgina Newman El Dorado is the mythical South American city associated with gold, greed and opportunity. Marius Von Mayenburg’s Eldorado is a war-torn city, a bourgeois world. A place so ravaged by bombs that it has become every property investor’s paradise, where everyone wants to make riches from ...

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Fireface – Young Vic, London

Writer: Marius Von Mayenburg Director: Sam Pritchard Reviewer: Sarah Nutland [rating: 4] Thought provoking, witty and disturbing are just some of the words that could be used to describe the Young Vic’s latest production Fireface. We meet a dysfunctional family, which at first glance appears to be like many others, with somewhat alternative parents, a slightly deranged son and affected ...

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