Fri 5th – Sat 13th Aug 2011


“any of us could be pushed over the edge if the situation and conditions were right……or wrong.”





Theatre Oikos


Lust, betrayal, murder and finally justice? Of course not it’s a tragedy! Surprisingly funny, often surreal Woyzeck veers between social drama and comic absurdity. Ultimately it’s a comment on how any of us could be pushed over the edge if the situation and conditions were right……or wrong. Oikos’ adaptation is fast moving, highly physical in style with more than a nod to Bertolt Brecht.

Oikos provide a fresh, and at times irreverent, insight into this rarely performed yet highly influential piece of theatre. Written in 1836 Woyzeck wasn’t performed for nearly a hundred years because of its controversial social criticism; it’s acknowledged as the first tragedy to have a hero with a low social status. Woyzeck is a poor soldier betrayed by his wife and exploited by his superiors. He is driven mad by the experiments of an army doctor - who makes him eat nothing but peas!

About Oikos: we made our debut in 2008 with Berkoff’s Messiah; “Impressive performances from young actors with a lot of potential” (British Theatre Guide), “excellent individual performances and ensemble acting” (Three Weeks).

In 2009 we brought an original devised piece Home which premiered at Zoo Venues; “Stunning physical performances” (Broadway Baby.), “Fluid and enjoyable to watch, it builds to an emotional conclusion that brings a tear to the eye” (The Scotsman)

In 2010 Oikos brought their highly original adaptation of Equus. “It takes a lot of courage to stage this piece and a lot of skill to do so with such success”(Edinburgh Spotlights) “A powerful, physical interpretation of Peter Shaffer’s challenging and psychological play” (Newbury Weekly News)

“Oikos put their heart and soul into their physical performances” Broadway Baby

Admission: £7(£5)

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