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TOM FOOL - livestream

07 April 2022 – 07 April 2022

by FRANZ XAVER KROETZ


Translated by Estella Schmid and Anthony Vivis

ONLINE LIVESTREAM PERFORMANCE
Thursday 7 April at 7.30pm BST BOOK HERE

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Choose from TWO BILLION BEATS, TOM FOOL, THE MISFORTUNE OF THE ENGLISH and THE FALSE SERVANT to watch them in person at the theatre, or online live-streamed to you at home.*

I’d like to climb out of my skin, if I could.

Every night Martha listens to the minute details of husband Otto’s day at the factory. He’s a man with big dreams, stuck in a job where he feels like a cog in the machine. Their teenage son Ludwig just wishes he had a job, or at least his own space, far far away from his parents.

They are each frustrated with a life they can’t seem to escape.

When money goes missing, a family on the brink hurtles over the edge, and Martha has to decide whether she will stay to pick up the pieces.

A dark and unnervingly funny play about how capitalism creeps into the minutiae of one family’s life, just at the moment women started to change the rules of the game.

Franz Xaver Kroetz, Germany’s most frequently performed playwright, is the author of over 60 plays including The Nest, Through the Leaves and Request Concert.

Director Diyan Zora was the winner of the 2021 Genesis Future Directors Award, directing Klippies by Jessica Sian at the Young Vic Theatre, and worked with Alexander Zeldin as an Associate Director on his plays Faith, Hope and Charity and Love at the National Theatre.

*You can exchange tickets any time up until 24 hours before a performance for free. In-person tickets apply to price bands A & B and must be purchased together by 7 January 2022. Livestream season ticket must be purchased together by 31 January 2022. The discount applies only to all in-person or all livestream tickets and cannot be mixed.

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