The Forbidden Zone

(Premiere 2016)
DIRECTOR Katie Mitchell
THEATRE Barbican Theatre
THEATRE COMPANY Schaubühne Berlin
DESCRIPTION
Interweaving multiple narratives across two time periods and continents, The Forbidden Zone features feminist texts by Virginia Woolf and Mary Borden, whose account of running a field hospital provides the production’s title. Written by Duncan Macmillan using texts by Hannah Arendt, Simone de Beauvoir, Mary Borden, Emma Goldman and Virginia Woolf
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Country: United Kingdom

Runtime: 70 min

CAST (ACTORS | DANCERS | SINGERS)

Jenny Konig | Claire Haber
Actor
Felix Römer | Fritz Haber
Actor
Andreas Schröders | Scientist
Actor
Kate Duchêne | Nurse, Scientist
Actor
Sebastian Pircher | American Soldier
Actor
Ruth Marie Kröger | Clara Haber
Actor
Actor

Creatives

Director | Katie Mitchell
Playwright | Duncan Macmillan
Set Designer | Lizzie Clachan
Costume Designer | Sussie Juhlin-Wallen
Lighting Designer | Jack Knowles
Translator | Vera Neuroth
Dramaturg | Nils Haarmann
Dramaturg | David Tushingham
Sound Designer | Gareth Fry
Sound Designer | Melanie Wilson
Video Designer | Finn Ross
Projection Designer | 59 Productions

PHOTOS

TRAILER

THEATRES

Barbican Theatre, 26/05/2016 - 29/05/2016

THEATRE COMPANIES

REVIEWS

‘An original, hard-hitting piece of political theatre that speaks to the future as much as the present’

STORYLINE

Clara Immerwahr, wife of the famed chemist Fritz Haber, is profoundly disturbed when her husband’s research leads to the development of chlorine gas during the First World War. Over 30 years later, her granddaughter, a scientist committed to finding a poison gas antidote, faces similar despair.