'Dead at Last, No More Air' Camden People's Theatre
Just a Must present the English language premiere of Dead at Last, No More Air by Werner Schwab at the Camden People's Theatre, north London, from 6 May to 17 May 2014.
Just a Must specialise in performing neglected European texts in the UK. This new translation by Meredith Oakes will mark the English language premiere of the text by Werner Schwab, directed by Vanda Butkovic. 'Endlich tot, endlich keine luft mehr' (death at last, no more air) was Schwab's final work, after he was found dead in his room following a New Year's Eve party in 1994.
The play is often described as a “theatre-extinction comedy”, and is a comical piece about what happens when an emerging theatre production is sabotaged by outsiders. Schwab uses language and humour to offer a contemporary critique of culture and politics, that is hoped will challenge audiences.
The production is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum, London who aim to promote cultural contacts between the UK and Austria. Just a Must were founded by producer Berislav Juraic and director Vanda Butkovic to introduce post-dramatic theatre in translation to British and international audiences.