Ustinov Studio


  • February-March 2017

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Ustinov Studio, Spring Season 2017

★★★★ “Sharply funny” Guardian

★★★★ “Scintillating” The Public Reviews

★★★★ Daily Mail

Marius von Mayenburg is a brilliant satirist whose work skewers pretentiousness and hypocrisy. His hilarious and outrageous pop at the selfrighteous political correctness of the middle classes is one of the funniest plays written in Europe in the last decade.

Michael and Ulrike are on the brink. Michael is a doctor, with ambitions of heroic grandeur; Ulrike, his wife, is assistant to the infamous Serge Haulupa, a bizarre conceptual artist; Vincent, their teenage son is hitting puberty with a vengeance – and a video camera; Jessica Schmitt is the new cleaner thrust in to clean up their mess.

Utter pandemonium ensues when Serge invites himself to Michael and Ulrike’s house to make art over dinner. The food fight is just the start of it…

Ustinov Studio

Thursday 23 February – Saturday 25 March 2017

Written by Marius von Mayenburg, in a translation by Maja Zade,

Directed by Matthew Dunster

Cast – Brenock O’Connor, Charlotte Randle, Steve John Shepherd, Jonathan Slinger and Ria Zmitrowicz