William Kentridge William Kentridge/
Handspring Puppet Company

Woyzeck On The Highveld adapted from Georg Büchner


In this version of Büchner’s unfinished play, Woyzeck becomes a migrant worker in the plateau of Highveld near Johannesburg, roaming through desolate industrial settings. This revival of a 1992 collaboration between William Kentridge and the Handspring Puppet Company gives its full force to Büchner’s story of a poor soldier crushed by forces he cannot control.