2020 | Main programme - International selection Digital edition | 01 December, 19:00
National Theatre – Riga, Latvia


After Georg Büchner

Director: Kirill Serebrennikov

Scenography and costumes: Kirill Serebrennikov

Video artist and director’s assistant: Iļja Šagalovs

Music: Jēkabs Nīmanis

Light: Igors Kapustins

Piedalās Gundars Grasbergs, Daiga Kažociņa, Līga Liepiņa, Uldis Dumpis, Jānis Āmanis, Arturs Krūzkops, Ivars Puga, Jānis Vimba, Kaspars Dumburs, Romāns Bargais, Toms Liepājnieks

Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov offers an original interpretation of one of the most enigmatic plays in modern European drama, Georg Büchner’s “Woyzeck”, which he wrote when he was only 24 years old. In it, the action takes place in a military barracks in the 19th century and it tells the story about a young soldier Woyzeck, who has to earn extra money by undergoing a medical experiment. Driven by despair and jealousy, he eventually kills his beloved Marie. For over 200 years, the play has challenged the theatrical language of many directors with its fragmentary composition and internal intensity.

In the version of Kirill Serebrennikov, Woyzeck works at a contemporary art gallery where he becomes subjected to an experiment set to reveal the limits of human potential. Woyzeck’s story is staged as story of the transformation of man into a kind of artefact. With the recording of this production on the stage of the National Theater in Riga, the Bulgarian audiences will have the opportunity for the first time to get acquainted with the work of one of the leading Russian theater directors with world fame.

Latvian Theatre Award 2011/2012 for best set design (Krill Serebrennikov) and for best music

Latvian Theatre Award 2011/2012 Nominations for production of the year, director of the year and best actor in a supporting role (Uldis Dumpis)

Kirill Serebrennikov is a theatre, film and opera director and since 2012 he has been also an artistic director of Gogol Centre in Moscow. He has created nu­mero­us pro­duc­ti­ons at the Mos­cow Arts The­at­re na­med af­ter Chek­hov, Push­kin The­at­re, Sov­re­men­nik the­at­re, The­at­re of Oleg Ta­bakov, He­likon-Ope­ra, Na­ti­onal the­at­re of Lat­via. He has sta­ged ope­ras at the Sa­int-Pe­ters­burg Ma­ri­ins­ki the­at­re, Bols­hoi the­at­re in Mos­cow, He­likon-Ope­ra in Mos­cow, Ber­lin Ko­misc­he Oper, Stutt­gart ope­ra, Zu­rich Ope­ra Ho­use. He has al­so sta­ged bal­lets at the Bols­hoi the­at­re in Mos­cow and to­ok on the ro­le of di­rec­tor, de­sig­ner and aut­hor of lib­retto: “A He­ro of Our Ti­me” (2015), “Nu­re­yev” (2018). He has received international recognition and numerous for his uncompromising and daring theater with sharp political messages.

With English subtitles.

Accessible for 72 hours from 1 December 7 pm till 4 December 7 pm only in Bulgaria.


Duration: 103 min

GALLERY    Photo: Gunārs Janaitis

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