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28 June - 1 July 2017 The David Fragments  


The David Fragments

after Bertolt Brecht


Wednesday 28 June to Saturday 1 July 2017 at 7.30pm; matinee 1 July at 3pm


The English-language premiere of Brecht's David scenes

Translated & directed by Nicholas Johnson

Adapted for the Stage by David Shepherd and the David ensemble
Before the plays that made him famous, the young Bertolt Brecht tried to write David, a biblical play which would have no point, no idea ... and quite possibly no audience. But in the autumn of 1920, he wasn't the only young playwright in Munich obsessed with David, and Bathsheba wasn't the only woman on Brecht's mind. What happens when artists, texts, and histories collide is the story of The David Fragments.

See Brecht as you've never seen him before. He's got a big mouth.

Translated and performed by kind permission of the Estate of Bertolt Brecht and Suhrkamp Verlag. Supported by the Society for Old Testament Study, Trinity Association and Trust, and the Provost's Fund for the Visual and Performing Arts.

It's gonna be biblical.


Euro 15/10 conc.


Advance booking may be made online.

The Samuel Beckett Theatre Box Office (01 - 896 2461) will be open from 5pm on days of performance (1pm on Saturday 1 July) for enquiries and for the sale of day tickets.




Last updated 22 June 2017 by Francis Thackaberry (Email).