The Last Day of Mankind by Karl Kraus
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (2nd yr.& 3 yr. Acting)
Toby Hulse & John Retallack
Performances take place at the Bristol Old Vic, BS1 4ED
A co-production with Bristol Old Vic
The English premiere of Kraus’ powerful satire The Last Days of Mankind, the “submerged masterpiece” of 20th century theatre, in a co-production between the graduating acting and technical students of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and a creative team from Bristol Old Vic, led by Toby Hulse and John Retallack.
Written in Vienna during the years of the First World War, the play, over 800 pages long and requiring a cast of 500 in its original form, is an extraordinary collage of overheard conversations, incomplete fragments from newspaper columns, quoted speeches and stolen letters, all threaded through with Kraus’ furious, biting comic vision.
This brand new version of Kraus’ apocalyptic satire is terrifying, damning and caustically funny – as much a warning to our future as a condemnation of our past.
Booking Information Details
The last performance of this production was on 29 June 2013.
There are no further scheduled performances.
|General Friedrich||BILLY HOWLE|
|Moriz Benedikt||TODD JAMES|
|Frau Schmidt||ROISIN KELLY|
|Lt. Pokorny||JAMES KENINGALE|
|Frau Braun||HANNAH LEE|
|Theresa Fischer||NINA LOGUE|
|Karl Kraus||CHRISTOPHER MCKAY|
|Elfriede Ritter||ABIGAIL MOORE|
|Rudolf Skolnik||JAMIE NOAR|
|Lt. Povolny||ZACHARY POWELL|
|Frau Jonas||JOSEPHINE RATTIGAN|
|Simple Soldier||DARREN SEED|
|Lt. Novotny||GARETH TEMPEST|
|Baroness Sidonie Nadherny||JULIET FOX|
|Sabine Gruber||DANIELLE WINTER|
|Sister Evangelina||ANGELINA REILLY|