Ustinov Studio

Winter Solstice

"Transfixing ... a potent play for today" Guardian
Rated 4 stars
  • 28 February - 3 March

Event Information

Evenings 8pm

Running Time: 90 minutes, no interval

★★★★★ "The best new play I have seen for many years" Sunday Express


We do not cancel performances due to bad weather. Where safe to do so we suggest ticket holders make every effort to attend the performance for which they hold tickets. Should this prove impossible, please call the Box Office before the performance and we will do our utmost to arrange tickets for an alternative performance of the same production, we cannot guarantee that seating will be available, and please note we are unable to give refunds due to bad weather.

It’s Christmas Eve and Bettina and her husband Albert aren’t happy. Bettina’s mother is staying for the holidays. Which is awkward. Not least because Bettina’s mother met a man on the train. And now she’s invited him round for drinks…

Family, betrayal and the inescapable presence of the past reverberate through this razor-sharp comedy about the rise of the new right across the globe by the most performed playwright in Germany.

Tickets £15 / £12 discounts

A booking fee of £1.25 per ticket applies

Wednesday 28 February – Saturday 3 March

Evenings 8pm

RUDOLPH – David Beames

BETTINA – Kirsty Besterman

ALBERT – Felix Hayes

KONRAD – Gerald Kyd

CORINNA – Marian McLoughlin


WRITER – Roland Schimmelpfennig

TRANSLATION – David Tushingham

DIRECTION – Alice Malin

DESIGN – Lizzie Clachan

LIGHTING – Jack Knowles


SOUND DESIGN – Alex Caplen

Presented by Action Touring Company & Orange Tree Theatre


The Ustinov foyer and bar are open from one hour prior to the performance.

Doors open approximately 15 minutes prior to the performance unless otherwise stated.

The Box Office at the Ustinov Studio is open from approximately 30 minutes prior to each performance.

There is a lift from the Foyer to the Stalls level of the Ustinov Studio. Access to the Circle level is by stair access only.

Full terms and conditions for ticket bookings can be found here