Marius Von Mayenburg


Born in 1972 in Munich, Marius von Mayenburg studied mediaeval literature in Munich and Berlin, and playwriting at the Berlin University of the Arts from 1994 until 1998. In 1998 he began a collaboration with Thomas Ostermeier at the Baracke at Deutsches Theater in Berlin and, from 1999, at Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin. He was awarded the Kleist Prize for young dramatists for his first play Fireface (1997), the Frankfurt Writer’s Foundation Prize (1998) and was named 1999’s up-and-coming writer by the magazine Theaterheute on the basis of its critics’ poll. Since then, he has written several plays, such as Eldorado, Turista, The Ugly One, Perplexed and Martyr, amongst others. His plays have been translated into over 30 languages and performed both in Germany and abroad. Since 2009 Marius von Mayenburg has directed several plays at Schaubühne Berlin, e.g. The Doves by David Gieselmann, and his own plays Perplexed and Martyr as well as the play Call me God, a joint project by the authors Mayenburg, Gian Maria Cervo, Albert Ostermeier and Rafael Spregelburd, at Residenztheater in Munich. Alongside his activities as playwright, dramaturg and director, Mayenburg has worked as a translator for plays such as Thomas Ostermeier’s Shakespeare productions of Hamlet (2008), Othello (2009) and Measure for Measure (2011). Marius von Mayenburg lives in Berlin. In August 2013, he directed his own translation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at Schaubühne Berlin and in December 2013, his translation of Oscar Wilde’s Bunbury at Residenztheater München.

Maja Zade


Raised in Germany and Sweden, Maja Zade studied English literature at London University and at Queen’s University in Canada. She worked on theatre productions at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was Senior Reader at the Royal Court Theatre in London from 1997-99. She started working as a reader at Schaubühne in 1999 and up till now continues her work as dramaturg. Her translations into German include works by Lars von Trier and Caryl Churchill, and she has translated works by Marius von Mayenburg, Roland Schimmelpfennig, Lars Norén and Falk Richter into English. At Schaubühne Berlin, she has worked as a dramaturg with directors such as Thomas Ostermeier, Katie Mitchell, Volker Lösch, Ivo van Hove, Luk Perceval and Benedict Andrews. Most recently Maja Zade was responsible for the dramaturgy of Marius von Mayenburg’s production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing at Schaubühne Berlin in 2013/2014.

Simon Dormandy


As an actor, Simon Dormandy worked with Cheek by Jowl, the RSC, the Donmar Warehouse and many others. He was Director of Drama at Eton College for several years - where his pupils included Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne and Harry Lloyd - before turning to directing full-time last year. He will be directing Waiting for Godot at The Arcola in May and June.

Georgia Lowe


THEATRE INCLUDES: RSC Trainee Designer (2011-2012), The Linbury Prize for Stage Design (Finalist 2011), The Mystae, Ignorance (Hampstead); Alarms and Excursions (Chipping Norton); Cuckoo (Unicorn) Unscorched, Facts, Fog, Blue Surge, Fanny & Faggot (Finborough); The Ruling Class (English Theatre Frankfurt); Commonwealth (Almeida Festival); Acis And Galatea, Susanna (Iford Arts); Say It With Flowers (Sherman Cymru); LIFT, Shallow Slumber (Soho); The Dark Side Of Love (Roundhouse) Pericles, Song of Songs (RSC); Promise (Arts Ed); After The Rainfall (Curious Directive); Yellow (Tête à Tête Opera); Drowning On Dry Land (Jermyn Street); Amphibians (Bridewell).

Matthew Evered

Lighting Designer

David Gregory

Sound Designer

THEATRE INCLUDES: Midsummer Night’s Dream, Comedy Of Errors, Pocket Merchant, The Taming Of The Shrew, Twelfth Night, Pocket Henry V, Henry V, Winter’s Tale, Comedy Of Errors, Richard III (Propeller); Peckham The Soap Opera (Royal Court); The Physicists (Riverside); Henna Night, Waiting For Romeo (Pleasance); 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala, 24 Hour Plays New Voices (Old Vic); The Wages Of Thin (Old Red Lion, Off West End Sound Designer Of The Year Nomination); Ordinary Lads (ETC); Sudden Loss Of Dignity (Bush/Latitude); S-27, The Zoo (Finborough); Strippers And Gentlemen (ICA); An Artist And A Mariner (Minack).

Ellie Collyer-Bristow

Casting Director

FREELANCE THEATRE INCLUDES: Tape (Trafalgar Studios); Blue Remembered Hills, Playhouse Creatures, Fred’s Diner (Chichester); Four Nights In Knaresborough (Southwark Playhouse); Bernarda Alba, Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be, Pages (Union); Romeo & Juliet (Chocolate Factory); Bright Lights Big City (Hoxton); Much (Cock Tavern); Naked Boys Singing (Charing Cross); Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Buried Child, The Drowsy Chaperone (Upstairs at the Gatehouse); This is How It Goes, A Christmas Carol (King’s Head).


THEATRE AS CASTING ASSOCIATE FOR ATG INCLUDES: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Macbeth, The Hothouse, The Pride, Passion Play, Spamalot (West End); Blue/Orange, The Rocky Horror Show, Maurice’s Jubilee, Tonight’s The Night (UK Tour)


TELEVISION & FILM AS CASTING ASSISTANT INCLUDES: Come Rain Come Shine, Hattie, Off The Hook, Pimp, Legacy.

Tamsin Rose

Production Manager


Julia Hallawell

Press Representative

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Performance information


Arcola Theatre
24 Ashwin Street,Dalston, London E8 3DL


26 March - 3 May 2014

Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm
£20 (£16 concessions)


Opening performances (26 March - 31 March )
all tickets £16


Saturday matinees at 2.30pm
£18 (£15 concessions)


Pay What You Can Tuesdays