22nd Dec 2018 - 23rd Dec 2018

Downstairs - Pleasance London

8pm, 2pm, 5pm

Suitable for ages 12 and above


Spies Like Us Theatre present Woyzeck at the Pleasance

Important information:

This show contains non-graphic explorations of sex and violence.

A nation wakes up from war, the lake sits stagnant and eerie and all the while a record spins. Franz Woyzeck, a young soldier, grapples with his fragmented mind as he sinks deeper and deeper below the surface of reality. Attempting to provide for his illegitimate son and lover; rank and rule conspire to plunge Woyzeck into a kaleidoscopic dreamscape where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted.

Following a sell-out 2017 Fringe debut, the award-winning Spies Like Us breathe new life into Buchner’s classic tale with their trademark explosive physical style.


WINNER of Theatre Weekly's 'Best Physical Theatre' award 2018 

WINNER of Voice Magazine's 'Pick of the Fringe' 2018 

SHORTLISTED for Broadway World's Regional Award for 'Favourite Theatre Show' 2018 


★★★★★ - Voice Magazine

★★★★★ - British Theatre Guide

★★★★★ - Theatre Weekly

★★★★★ - EdFringe Review

★★★★ - The List

★★★★ - Broadway Baby

★★★★ - Everything Theatre

★★★★ - ScotsGay

★★★★ - Fringe Biscuit


“A truly astounding work of theatre… I’ve seen performances at the Royal Ballet which are less in synch and smoothly choreographed” - Voice Magazine


“One of the most impressive hours of the fringe” - The List


“Tense, dark and utterly exhilarating” - Broadway Baby


Spies Like Us is a multi award-winning ensemble physical theatre company comprised of seven Young Pleasance graduates which launched as part of the Pleasance Futures' XYP initiative in 2017. Currently finishing its second year of work, the company focuses on devised visual storytelling which puts movement at the forefront of the narrative.




Twitter: @Spieslikeus_

Instagram: @spieslikeustheatre


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"A truly astounding work of theatre... I have seen performances by the Royal Ballet which were less in synch and smoothly choreographed"
5 stars
Voice Magazine
"Masters of physical theatre... Mesmerising"
5 stars
Theatre Weekly
"An impressive, stunning piece of physical theatre"
5 stars
British Theatre Guide
5 stars
"One of the most impressive hours of the fringe"
4 stars
The List
"Tense, dark and utterly exhilarating"
4 stars
Broadway Baby
"Deeply impressive"
4 stars


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