The night before going into battle the Prince of Homburg goes sleepwalking: dreaming of love, ambition and victory. As the morning comes, a reckless act of disobedience sets in motion a chain of events that leads to her worst nightmare.
In this radical & modern retelling of Kleist’s classic , the story is placed in 2019, into a world which could be ours, but somehow feels like a dream. Freely adapted from Neil Bartlett’s translation with a gender-swapped lead, this production asks what we do when the reality around us becomes confusing and chaotic. Do we actively stand up for what we believe in or passively go on as before?
We are a collective of young theatre makers who are passionate about telling politically and socially aware stories through highly visual and entertaining forms.
Homburg – Lucy Mackay
Natalie / Stranz – Esme Scarborough
Hohenzollern / Reuss – Sam Stafford
Elector / Sparren / Kottwitz – Will Bishop
Director: Júlia Levai
Set and Costume Designer: Zoe Brennan
Lighting Designer: Leonora Nicholson
Stage Manager: Anna Short
Producer: Becca King
The Prince of Homburg is at The Space 10th to 14th December 2019.