Plays Directory : Lulu

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
    Frank Wedekind
  • Written
    1895- 1902
  • Overview
    Intended as a single, gigantic play, Lulu was published in two parts: Earth Spirit (1895) and Pandora’s Box (1902). In contrast to The Awakening of Spring, the tragedy of Lulu has its source in sex itself rather than in the restrictions placed on sex by society. It shows “the inevitable and irresolvable clash between the instincts and civilization” (ibid., 34). The play is also a work of social criticism: in Lulu, “sexual desire, oblivious to the differences of wealth and social position, exposes the artificiality of class distinctions” (ibid.).

    While Wedekind wrote all this with the express aim of shocking his audience, he had much more in mind than titillation. Through his use of exaggerated sexuality, Wedekind sought to strip away the veneer of false morality behind which the hypocritical fin de siecle bourgeoisie cowered.

    "I wanted to exclude all ideas which are logically untenable, such as love, loyalty, gratitude," Wedekind wrote about the Lulu plays. There is no bourgeois morality, Wedekind is saying, and therefore there can be no bourgeois tragedy. We are nothing more than animals in human costume.

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Connected mandy members:

Ivan Doan
Ivan Doan
Actor
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Matthew Wyn Davies
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Sade Bisch
Sade Bisch
Costume Assistant
2016, Dresser
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Imelda Cox
Imelda Cox
Scenic Artist
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Ralf D'Arcy Higgins
2016, Dr Goll/Commissioner of police/Professor
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Ane Marie Elle
2016, Lulu
Adam Tripp
Adam Tripp
Stage Manager
2016, Assistant Stage Manager
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Isabel Ribbeck
Isabel Ribbeck
Wardrobe Assistant
2016, Alterations Assistant
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Ralf Higgins
Ralf Higgins
Actor
2016, Dr Goll/Police Commissioner/Professor
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Dimitris Chimonas
2015, Jack the Ripper
The Yard
Chloé Doherty
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Dance Studio
Eamonn Dunne
Eamonn Dunne
Actor
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Angharad Bowen
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Luke Jackson
Luke Jackson
Lighting Designer
2015, Lighting and Sound Designer and Operator
Rory Beaton
Rory Beaton
Lighting Designer
2015, Assistant Lighting Designer
Silk Street Theatre, Barbican
Erin Witton
Erin Witton
Technician
2015, Sound Designer
Silk Street Theatre
Ailsa Wynn-Williams
Ailsa Wynn-Williams
Wardrobe Assistant
2015, Stage Manager
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Claire Herdman
Claire Herdman
Costume Maker
2013, Senior costume maker
Yianna Sotiropoulou
2013, Countess Geschwitz
Delos Black Box
Joe Dickens
Joe Dickens
Lighting Technician
2013, Lx Programmer
Wales Millennium Centre and UK Tour