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Translations

Plays

  • Well, I’ve translated over 40 plays for a variety of theatres such as the Royal Court, the Gate, the National Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Arcola Theatre as well as venues in America and Australia. 

    Here is a selection of them.
  • SLAUGHTERING THE PIG
    by Peter Turrini
    (White Bear Theatre Club, Time Out Critic’s Choice) 1995
  • HAWKING’S DREAM
    by Erwin Riess
    Mammoth Theatre Company, Teatro Technis), 2000
    Published by Oberon Books
  • YOU SHALL GIVE ME GRANDSONS
    by Thomas Jonigk
    Contact Theatre, Manchester and Aurora Theatre, Los Angeles, 1996 Published by Goethe-Institut in their theaterbibliothek series
  • 610 BEDFORD DRIVE
    by Michaele Ronzoni
    Attic Theatre, Melbourne, 1997
  • SHOES
    by Michaele Ronzoni
    Royal Court, London, 1997
  • THE RECKLESS ARE DYING OUT
    by Peter Handke
    606 Theatre Company, Lyric Hammersmith, Time Out Critic’s Choice,1998
  • KING KONG’S DAUGHTERS
    by Theresia Walser
    Royal Court New Writers Season, 1999
    Published by Goethe-Institut in theaterbibliothek
  • MALARIA
    by Simone Schneider
    Royal Court New Writers Season 1997
    Published by Nick Hern Books as German Plays 2 
  • YES, MY FUEHRER
    by Brigitte Schwaiger
    Edinburgh, 1996. The actress shortlisted for The Stage Award for Acting Excellence and Etcetera Theatre London 1998 (Time Out Critic’s Choice)
  • THE GALITZIAN JEWESS
    by Brigitte Schwaiger
    Etcetera Theatre, London, 1998 (Time Out Critic’s Choice)
  • SLADEK/ASEXUAL CONGRESS
    by Odon von Horvath
    For readings at the National Theatre, 2001 & 2003.  
    Published by Oberon Books.
  • VICTOR’S LIFE
    by Sybille Berg
    For PLATFORM, an EU-funded project in conjunction with the Gate Theatre and Arcola Theatre, 2003.
  • STARSTONE
    by Christian Martin
    For the National Theatre’s International Connections seasons 2002.
    Published by Faber and Faber
  • VENEZUELA
    by Guy Helminger
    Arcola Theatre, 2002.  (Time Out Critic’s Choice, ***** in The Guardian)
    Published by Oberon Books
  • SPORTS PLAY
    by Elfriede Jelinek
    Just-a-Must Theatre, UK tour plus Cultural Olympics Pop-Up Production, 2012.
    Published by Oberon Books.
  • DEATH MESSAGE
    by Azar Mortazavi
    for Company of Angels, 2012. Published as part of the Goethe-Institut theaterbibliothek series
  • HARVEST
    by Claudia Grehn
    for Maria Aberg, 2013.
    Published as part of the Goethe-Institut theaterbibliothek series
  • GOSPODIN
    by Philipp Loehle
    for Jude Christian, 2014.
    Published as part of the Goethe-Institut theaterbibliothek series