by  Anthony Neilson

Short Play  /  2m, 1f

A darkly comic exploration of the final days of Peter Kurten - aka the Dusseldorf Ripper - who was executed for murdering men, women and children in pre-war Germany. Wehner, a naive young lawyer, decides to plead insanity for his client but comes to the startling conclusion that he is worryingly san…

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Anthony Neilson

Anthony Neilson (b. 1967, Edinburgh) is a Scottish playwright and director. His breakthrough show Normal: The Dusseldorf Ripper was produced at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival in 1991. Other shows include The Wonderful World of Dissocia (2004), Realism (2006) and Orson Welles in the Land o ...

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