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Wednesday 2 Saturday 5 November 2011

Pains of Youth

By Ferdinand Bruckner, in a version by Martin Crimp. Translated by Daphne Moore
Directed by David Salter

'Promiscuous, pitiless and bored, six sexually entangled medical students restlessly wander in and out of a boarding house, cramming, drinking, taunting, spying. Freder sets about savagely experimenting with the young, pretty maid with half an eye on his former lover Desiree, a wild disillusioned aristocrat. Petrell abandons Marie for the ruthless underdog Irene. Marie doesn't waste any time weeping - Desiree wants her.

Bourgeois existence or suicide. There are no other choices.'

– Faber and Faber

Cast

Petrell - Umar Malik
Alt - Adam Dyche
Desiree - Zoe Conley
Marie - Lowenna Melrose
Irene - Esmé Lowe
Lucy - Kate Dobson
Freder - Sam Coulson