Theatre Preview: Woyzeck @ St Andrews Church Crypt

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Theatre Preview: Woyzeck @ St Andrews Church Crypt

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A new adaptation of Georg Büchner's influential tragedy 'Woyzeck' debuts this month in a unique location beneath central London.

St Andrew's Church crypt in Holborn will host Oneohone Theatre Company's in-house translation of the unfinished play. The 17th Century church was rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren after its medieval predecessor was destroyed in the fire of 1666, but the site is much older: Roman artifacts were uncovered when the crypt was excavated in 2001. This fascinating place is the stage for a promenade production that invites audiences to explore the fragmented nature of Büchner's script.

The play tells the story of Woyzeck, a soldier close to the edge. He has allowed himself to be used for medical testing and is beginning to lose his grip on reality as he submits to daily indignities. Meanwhile, his wife Marie stares out of her window and dreams of being somewhere, anywhere, else.

Oneohone Theatre Company has been producing immersive and interactive theatre since 2009. Its signature piece '101' was praised as "very empowering" by The Scotsman and "excellent" by The Guardian at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2011. The Company specialise in finding new, democratic and accessible ways for audiences to involve themselves in theatre. To find out more about the company, visit oneohone.org.

Woyzeck is at St Andrews Church crypt, Holborn, from Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 August at 7pm and 8.30pm, with a matinee performance at 2pm on Saturday. Tickets £12.50/£11.

Last Updated 10 August 2012