A ‘startling’ tale of military madness

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The horrors of life in the World War One trenches are brought to life in a hard-hitting production at Kendal’s Brewery Arts Centre on Thursday.

The venue will mark the 100th anniversary of the Great War with a new adaptation of the classic play Woyzeck by Georg Buchner.

The play tells the tale of the traumatic experiences of a lowly soldier driven to the brink of madness by the brutality of war.

Woyzeck uses projections, puppetry, live music and a spine-chilling soundtrack to transport the audience into the chaos of the trenches and the disturbing netherworld of the soldier’s shell-shocked psyche.

The performance by Scene Production features a top cast who bring to life a host of characters.

Brewery theatre programmer Mike Jones said: “Woyzeck is one of the most startling and intense productions I have ever seen.”

The evening includes a 20-minute Q&A session with members of the cast. Tickets £14.

Box office: 01539 725133 or www.breweryarts.co.uk