Oliver Reese’s The Tin Drum at The Coronet Theatre
Based on the Nobel-Prize winning novelist Gunter Grass’ The Tin Drum and adapted for the stage and directed by Oliver Reese, this remarkable production from Berliner’s Ensemble is presented by The Coronet Theatre. The Ensemble hasn’t visited the UK since 2006 so if you want to catch their limited 5 performances only engagement then be sure to book your tickets for The Tin Drum whilst the best seats are available!
What is The Tin Drum about?
Oskar recognises the world to be a universal disaster, rejecting it entirely despite being barely born. In a world that is at the dawn of the National Socialist regime, Oskar doesn’t have many opportunities to grasp in order to grow and survive. Having been thrown into a world with nothing to give him, it all seems a bit void for the boy, until his mother promises him a tin drum. Finally, an acceptable prospect is born and a chance for survival unfolds: the life of a drummer and an observer.
The Berliner Ensemble
The Tin Drum production comes from German theatre company The Berliner Ensemble. They were named after Bertolt Brecht’s world-famous company and are one of the most renowned and long-standing theatres in Germany. It has a 125-year history which reflects a tradition for presenting work that is current with the issues of our time. The company will be making their first visit to the UK since 2006 with The Tin Drum which has been adapted and directed by their current artistic director Oliver Reese.
The Tin Drum Cast and Creatives
The show is a solo performance from actor Nico Holonics who has been a member of the Berliner Ensemble since 2017. As well as performing he does regular radio work and reads audiobooks. Holonics is also a freelance lecturer at the Mozarteum Salzburg.
Joining Oliver Reese (director and adaption) on the creative team is Daniel Wollenzin (stage designer), Laura Krack (costume designer), Jorg Gollasch (sound designer), Steffen Heinke (lighting designer), Sibylle Baschung (dramaturgy), Eva-Maria Schattauer (tour manager) and Hannah Linnenberger (press and marketing manager).
The Tin Drum tickets are available now!
Nico Holonics tells the story of Grass’ novel The Tin Drum through a solo performance. The production adapted and directed by the artistic director of The Berliner Ensemble; Oliver Reese, will come to London’s The Coronet Theatre for just 5 performances so be sure to get your The Tin Drum tickets whilst you can.