Over There

By Mark Ravenhill

Over There Top / Details / The Company
Mon 02 Mar - Sat 21 Mar 2009

OFF THE WALL: a season of new plays about Germany

When Franz’s mother escaped to the West with one of her identical twin boys, she left the other behind. Now, 25 years later, Karl crosses the border in search of his other half. As history takes an unexpected turn, the brothers must struggle to reconnect.

Mark Ravenhill’s (Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat, Shopping and Fucking ) visceral new play examines the hungers released when two countries, separated by a common language, meet again.

60 years since the foundation of the Federal Republic and 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Royal Court presents Off The Wall, a season of new plays about Germany. This includes The Stone by Marius von Mayenburg ( The Ugly One, Fireface ) and a series of readings of new plays by German writers.

Suitable for ages 16+

Read about “Mark Ravenhill’s experiences in Berlin”:

www.ft.com/cms/s/2/c024318a-ee5a-11dd-b791-0000779fd2ac.html and the writing of Over There.

Read about rehearsals for “Over There in The Guardian”:


Over There is a co-production with the Schaubuhne, Berlin

In association with the Goethe-Institut

The Company


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