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Ferdinand von Schirach
Translated by David Tushingham

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Guilty or not guilty?

Enter the courtroom, hear the evidence, make your judgement.

A hijacked plane is heading towards a packed football stadium. Ignoring orders to the contrary, a fighter pilot shoots down the plane killing 164 people to save 70,000.

Put on trial and charged with murder, the fate of the pilot is placed in the audience’s hands.

Ferdinand von Schirach’s Terror, in a translation by David Tushingham, received its UK Premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith, London, in June 2017

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Theatre at its best.

Sunday Times
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A super play… powerfully topical.

Daily Mail
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A stickily complex moral tale that will leave you debating long after the defendant’s fate is sealed.

The Times
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Demands a serious level of scrutiny and engagement… [Terror] offers a serious and sympathetic examination of some of the immense, even impossible, choices presented by new and horrific threats. It draws on the legacy of drama as a forum in which to consider terrible human dilemmas.

Financial Times
Ferdinand vonSchirach

Ferdinand von Schirach is a German lawyer and writer, who lives in Berlin. His story collections Crime and Guilt and novels The Collini Case and The Girl Who Wasn’t There (Tabu) have been published in more than forty countries and sold millions of copies worldwide. The first production of Terror took place on the same evening in October 2015 at…

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