Unable to conceal their desire for each other, Ferdinand and Louisa – a noble soldier and the daughter of a lowborn musician – are at odds with their entire society. An ambitious President is threatened, a powerful countess is rejected, a violinist is driven to a breakdown and the slick political operator, Worm, is hired to plot their separation.
A potent mix of tragedy and comedy with echoes of both Romeo & Juliet and Tartuffe, Schiller’s early masterpiece is unleashed in this fresh and urgent new translation specially commissioned by the faction theatre co. to commemorate the 250th anniversary year of Schiller’s birth.
Praise for the faction:
“The company’s constant inventiveness coupled with some detailed character work extending right across the cast really holds the focus….this is a production worth travelling for.”
EVENING STANDARD on Macbeth
“The company expertly tread the line between past and present day theatre.”