The Mysterious Mr Love

English Theatre Leipzig revisits its debut production of Karoline Leach’s 1997 play in an edition since updated and expanded from the original by the author. George, the eponymous Mr Love, is an aging, jaded con man whose habitual method of relieving unsuspecting spinsters of their life savings meets its match in the innocent, mousy milliner …

Premiere: 6th of December 2018, 8pm
Additional Shows:
7th, 8th, 14th, 15th of December 2018
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Proof

English Theatre Leipzig presents David Auburn’s Proof (2000), a play about maths, mental illness, and family tensions. Catherine, the daughter of a brilliant mathematician, had to put her plans to study on hold while she cared for her father, Robert, who suffered from mental illness at the end of his life. Now, with her father …

Closer

English Theatre Leipzig proudly presents the award winning drama CLOSER, an elaborate character study of two couples as they engage in a complicated web of temptation and fulfillment. The plot revolves around infatuation and is the ultimate game of cat and mouse. All of the characters become obsessed with hurting each other and wreak some …

The Arsonists

A Moral Play without a Moral The city is plagued by arsonists posing as salesmen, charming their way into people’s homes and setting their attics on fire. Of course, something like this could never happen to successful businessman Gottlieb Biedermann, who has it all figured out. But occasionally we all need a little humanity and …

Venus in Fur

First-time theatre director Thomas is desperately looking for a leading lady for his new play – also called VENUS IN FUR – when in walks Vanda, an “actrice”, but perhaps the most unlikely candidate for the role. She is obnoxious and loud – not at all what Thomas had in mind for the part. But …

Body Awareness

It’s “Body Awareness” week on a Vermont college campus and Phyllis, the organizer, and her partner, Joyce, are hosting one of the guest artists in their home, Frank, a photographer famous for his female nude portraits. Both his presence in their home and his chosen subject instigate tension from the start. Phyllis is furious at …

Roberto Zucco

Roberto Zucco by Bernard-Marie Koltès is a powerful psychological thriller based on an infamous true story. The play follows a young lost soul driven to commit terrible crimes, seemingly without motive. Italian Roberto Succo, aged 18, was sent to prison after violently murdering his parents. 5 years later, he escaped and went on the run, …

Elsie & Norm’s Macbeth

Set in the present day, John Christopher-Wood’s comedy is one northern couple’s response to television repeats and board games. Norm, a regular contributor to the Pigeon Fancier’s Gazette, rewrites the story to perform in their living room for their friends (you, the audience). Leaving out, as he puts it, “the boring bits”, Norm, questions Shakespeare’s …

The Mysterious Mr Love

Jaded con-man George Love encounters naive, middle-aged ever-hopeful Adelaide, who has a nest-egg, a diamond brooch and a desperate longing for a new life. He plans to ‘marry’ her, take her savings and dump her, as per his usual modus operandi. But once they are together in their cheap honeymoon lodgings by the sea, his …

Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me

Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me is a play written by Irish dramatist Frank McGuinness. The play focuses on the trials and tribulations of an Irishman, an Englishman and an American (Edward, Michael, and Adam) who are kidnapped and held hostage by unseen Arabs in Lebanon. As the three men strive for survival they also strive …