Plays Directory : The Woyzeck

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Georg Büchner
  • Written
    1837
  • Overview
    Franz Woyzeck, a lowly soldier stationed in a provincial German town, is living with Marie, the mother of his child which is not blessed by the church as it was born out of wedlock. Woyzeck earns extra money for his family by performing menial jobs for the Captain and agreeing to take part in medical experiments conducted by the Doctor. As one of these experiments, the Doctor tells Woyzeck that he must eat nothing but peas. It is obvious that Woyzeck's mental health is breaking down and he begins to experience a series of apocalyptic visions. Meanwhile, Marie grows tired of Woyzeck and turns her attentions to a handsome drum major who, in an ambiguous scene taking place in Marie's bedroom, sleeps with her.
    With his jealous suspicions growing, Woyzeck confronts the drum major, who beats him up and humiliates him. Finally, Woyzeck stabs Marie to death by a pond. While a third act trial is claimed by some to have been part of the original conception, the fragment, as left by Büchner, ends with Woyzeck disposing of the knife in the pond and most renditions extrapolate this with him drowning while trying to clean himself of the blood after having dumped the knife in deep waters.

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3 known characters

9 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Alejandra Mikulan
2021, Chorus
Del Borde Espacio Teatral
Alex Carr
Alex Carr
Runner
2020, Director/Stage Manager
Akash Prasad
Akash Prasad
Actor
2020, Lead/ Woyzeck
Theatro Technis
Ella-Louise McMullan
2019, Doctor
The Crescent Theatre
Clayton Smith
2019, The Drummer
Hope Street Studios Liverpool
Charley Helena Walker
Charley Helena Walker
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Stage Manager
Greenside
Cyril Cottrell
2019, Doctor
Sweetbox.
Holly Hale
Holly Hale
Actor
2019, Margaret/ First Journeyman
Faye Rowse
Faye Rowse
Set Designer
2019, Scenic Carpenter
Leanne Fitchett
Leanne Fitchett
Costume Maker
2019, Costume Supervisor
Crescent Theatre
Stephanie Simpson
2019, Multirole
Birmingham Rep Theatre
Jalleh Alizadeh
2019, Marie
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Ella Jarvis
Ella Jarvis
Actor
2018, Marie
Studio A - East 15
Niyi Bello
Niyi Bello
Actor
2018, Woyzeck
Ellen Terry Building
Tullio Campanale
2018, Drum Major / Doctor
Josef Hyland
Josef Hyland
Actor
2018, Drum Major
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Scott Wilson
Scott Wilson
Actor
2018, Ensemble/Musician
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Bethany O'Halloran
2018, Margaret
New Wolsey Theatre
Emily Lightfoot
2018, Community Cast Member
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Verity Williams
2018, Marie
The Dukebox Theatre

Alternative Names

Woyzeck