Gianmarco Bresadola
Gianmarco Bresadola
Gianmarco Bresadola


Stefan Zweig

Directed by

Simon McBurney


James Yeatman

Set design

Anna Fleischle


Holly Waddington


Paul Anderson


Pete Malkin

Sound associate

Benjamin Grant


Will Duke


Maja Zade


Robert Beyer, Marie Burchard, Johannes Flaschberger, Christoph Gawenda, Moritz Gottwald, Laurenz Laufenberg, Eva Meckbach

English translation

Anthea Bell, courtesy of Pushkin Press, London

Ungeduld des Herzens / Beware of Pity published in 1939, is a tense and claustrophobic account of a young man’s slide into a terrible situation, and his inability to extricate himself from it. It’s a devastating depiction of honour, love and betrayal, realised against the background of the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and the rise of anti-Semitism. 


Simon McBurney's production is in German and features the Schaubühne’s ensemble of actors.


A co-production with the Schaubühne.


2019 Tour

16 - 17 May

Singapore International Festival of Arts

23 - 27 January 2019

Sydney Festival

2018 Tour

26 - 27 October 2018

Festivalul National de'Teatru

8 - 10 June 2018

National Taichung Theater, Taiwan

23 - 30 March 2018

Le Theatre National Populaire, Lyon

8 - 11 March 2018

Schaubuhne, Berlin

2017 Tour

14 - 24 September 2017

Festival D'Automne, Paris

8 - 9 July 2017

Grec Festival, Barcelona

12 - 26 February 2017

Live Stream, online

9 - 12 February 2017

Barbican, London