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Arabian Night
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Arabian Night

Roland Schimmelpfennig
 
Based in a run-down high-rise somewhere in contemporary Germany, Arabian Night takes us into the lives, dreams and fantasies of five unique individuals on one enchanted summer's evening.

Hans, the inquisitive caretaker, can't work out why the water has run dry above floor eight; he's gone to investigate... Fatima the sensitive lodger anxiously awaits her lover, Kalil, who is mysteriously trapped between floors in an elevator... Franziska, the dreamy amnesiac falls asleep each night and forgets her day every day... And Peter, the romantic voyeur, trespasses through unlocked doors least of all expecting what he finds...All of their lives cross on this fateful humid night: an Arabian Night for the modern age.

Cast : 3M, 2F
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-298-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Golden Dragon, The
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Golden Dragon, The

Translated by David Tushingham

Roland Schimmelpfennig
 
Number 6: Thai soup with chicken, coconut milk, Thai ginger, tomatoes, button mushrooms, lemon grass and lemon leaves (hot).

On a typical evening, anywhere in Europe, you walk into your local Thai/Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant, and the whole world is there. Everyone connected to everyone else, through this one place…

The Golden Dragon is a funny and theatrical fable of modern life and migration, whisking you from your local takeaway to East Asia and back, revealing what really goes into that bowl of spicy soup. Are you hungry yet?

Review
'The play works by restraint – weaving its spell slowly but surely, with a spider’s web delicacy… There are strong elements of folk tale to this story of exploitation in a globalised economy. Schimmelpfennig uncovers the nasty things that get shoved out of the sight of well-fed Westerners.'  Metro




Cast : 3M, 2F
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-84943-124-8 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Push Up
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Push Up

Roland Schimmelpfennig/Maja Zade
 
A savage satire on the rapacious nature of office lives and lusts - the British debut from a writer whose work has been seen in prestigious theatres all over Germany.

Everyone wants to get to the executive suite. Everyone wants the Delhi job. Everyone wants sex, everyone wants love. So, they push for it.

Review
'An attack on corporate life enacted in a sequence of cunning dialogues... formally elegant and crisply expressed.'   Observer



Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-684-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Roland Schimmelpfennig Plays One
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Roland Schimmelpfennig Plays One

Translated by David Tushingham

Roland Schimmelpfennig
 

Roland Schimmelpfennig is the most performed contemporary German playwright. This collection demonstrates the breadth and formal innovation of his writing.  This collection features:

The Animal Kingdom, depicts the unremitting battle for human survival in a merciless environment: the theatre.

Peggy Pickit Sees the Face of God has been likened to a post-colonial Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Here two doctors who have returned from Africa reveal the true cost of their failure to combat a terrible and frightening disease.

Idomeneusis a narrative play written for a large chorus which re-tells the classical Idomeneus myth in contemporary terms; a fractured, mythic tidal wave, brought to life with astounding theatricality by an ensemble of storytellers.

A small narrative piece, The Four Points of the Compassis is an urban fable of crossed destinies and uncanny coincidences and a compelling contemporary tale of lust for life and the fragility of existence.

Cast : 2F, 4M; 7F, 7M; 2F, 2M; 2F, 2M
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78319-095-9 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
Winter Solstice
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Winter Solstice

Roland Schimmelpfennig
 

Christmas Eve.

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 around for drinks...

Family, betrayal and the inescapable presence of the past reverberate through the UK premiere of Roland Schimmelpfennig’s razor-sharp comedy.

 | 978-1-78682-056-3 | Sales Rights: Aust/NZ only  | PB
Winter Solstice
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Winter Solstice

Translated by David Tushingham

Roland Schimmelpfennig
 

Christmas Eve. 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 around for drinks...

Family, betrayal and the inescapable presence of the past reverberate through this razor-sharp comedy.

Cast : 2F, 3M
Oberon Books, UK | 978-1-78682-056-3 | Sales Rights: Australia/NZ only | PB
Woman Before, The
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Woman Before, The

Roland Schimmelpfennig
 
You swore that you’d love me for ever’

Frank doesn’t recognise the woman at the door. She’s come to remind him of a promise he made twenty years before. A darkly humorous study of modern relationships and the things we say that may come back to haunt us.






Cast : 2M, 3F
Oberon Books | 978-1-84002-572-9 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB