Beware of Pity (Ungeduld des Herzens)

Beware of Pity (Ungeduld des Herzens)

Simon McBurney directs the outstanding Schaubühne ensemble

Overview

A vivid account of a young man’s slide into a terrible situation, his struggle to extricate himself from it raising questions of consciousness and compassion.

Young officer Hofmiller commits a faux pas at a soirée held by a Baron, unwittingly asking his paralysed daughter to dance. The mistake pulls him into a relentless train of events in this devastating depiction of honour, love and betrayal, realised against the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire – a catalyst for the outbreak of the First World War.

Critic reviews

Impresses with emotional intelligence … magnificent

Der Tagesspiegel (Germany)

Marvellous and focused

Der Spiegel (Germany)

Date & time

Show ended
Thu 9 Feb - Sat 11 Feb at 7.45pm; Sun 12 Feb at 3pm.
Runtime: 2 hrs

Venue

Silk Street EC2Y 8DS London, UK · Get Directions

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