Pains of Youth
A new version by Martin Crimp.
“Promiscuous, pitiless and bored, six sexually entangled medical students restlessly wander in and out of a boarding house, cramming, drinking, taunting, spying. Freder sets about savagely experimenting with the young, pretty maid, with half an eye on his former lover Desiree, a wild, disillusioned aristocrat. Petrell abandons Marie for the ruthless underdog Irene. Marie doesn’t waste any time weeping – Desiree wants her.
”Vienna, 1923. A discontented post-war generation diagnose youth to be their sickness and do their best to destroy it. A shocking, erotically charged play by Austrian writer Ferdinand Bruckner, presented in a compelling new version by Martin Crimp."
(Taken from National Theatre Oct 09 – Jan 10 leaflet)
Cast & Crew
|Costume Designer||John Bright|
|Lighting Designer||Jon Clark|
|Movement Director||Kate Flatt|
|Music for extended piano||Simon Allen|
|Set Designer||Vicki Mortimer|
|Sound Designer||Gareth Fry|
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