by Max Frisch
translated by Michael Bullock
American Psycho meets V for Vendetta.
A private act of revolt becomes an infectious underground movement. A Swiss bank clerk commits the seemingly senseless murder of a colleague. The public prosecutor assigned to the case finds he understands the murderer better than himself. Thousands join in and ‘take to the axe’ as those in power struggle to understand and contain the violence.
It is a movement without politics and without demands – a movement for freedom, but from what and at what cost?
Nominated for three OffWestEnd.com (The Offie) Awards. It received two Best Performer nominations (for Evelyn Adams and Barra Collins) and a Best Sound Design nomination (for Philippa Herrick).
“weird, subversive, grotesquely enjoyable” ✭✭✭✭ – Michael Billington, The Guardian
White Bear Theatre, London 2011 & Arcola Theatre, London 2012
Hilde/Inge/Coco – EvelynAdams
Elsa/Foreign Journalist – Natasha Alderslade
Murderer/Convict – Christopher Birks
Signor Mario/Gendarme/Herr Director – Barra Collins
Warder/Student/Page/Waiter – Sebastian Cornelius
Mother/Interior Minister – Nesba Crenshaw
Father/Police Inspector/Old President – David Meyer
Taxi Driver/General – Joe Riley
Prosecutor – Neil Sheppeck (2011) / Simon Norbury (2012)
Porter/Frau Hoffmeier -Katerina Stearman
Dr Hahn/Foreign Journalist – Jacob Trenerry
Director – Christopher Loscher
Designer – Mike Lees
Lighting Designer – Vivienne Clavering (2011) & Jethro Compton (2012)
Sound Designer – Philippa Herrick
Assistant Director/Stage Manager – Peta Dyce