The sold-out performance of Beware of Pity will be live streamed online at 3pm on Sunday 12 February and has been recommended in particular to those studying English or with an interest in history or modern languages.
Watch for free online here.
Simon McBurney directs the award winning Schaubühne ensemble in a vivid account of a young man’s slide into a terrible situation and his struggle to extricate himself from it. One mistake pulls him into a relentless train of events in this devastating depiction of honour, love and betrayal, realised against the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Written just before the Second World War but looking back to the verge of the previous disaster. Reverberating in the past and present, the story is relayed in German by seven actors, swapping narration and dialogue to vocally build the tension of McBurney’s orally rich, visually eloquent production.
Supported by NOW 14 - 18
Go behind the scenes and find out more on Complicite's YouTube channel.
Beware of Pity follows the five-star triumphs of The Encounter and The Forbidden Zone, the last shows presented at the Barbican Centre by Complicite and the Schaubühne respectively.