Simon Stephens on The Funfair

A society coming out of austerity, dealing with poverty, facing the rise of the right wing…

Simon Stephens hadn’t banked on his play, The Funfair – an adaptation of Ödön von Horváth’s Kasimir and Karoline – opening so close to a General Election. Yet so much of Horváth’s original, written at a time of economic crisis, is timely now. Watch the video to hear more from Simon.

Dark, political and very funny, Horváth’s play sets two young lovers in the throes of a break up against the hypnotic whirl of a funfair. Simon’s adaptation transports it to a contemporary landscape, where a roar of defiance rages against the threat of a rising right wing.

The Funfair runs from Thu 14 May – Sat 13 Jun 2015. Click here to find out more and book tickets.

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