The Questors Studio 2024 Season Begins with Cold War Era Play

New Translation of Dürrenmatt's The Physicists to be staged

Rehearsing for The Physicists in the Questors Studio

January 10, 2024

The Questors Theatre will open their 2024 Studio season with world premiere of a brand-new translation of the classic Cold War era play, The Physicists, by Russell Fleet.

Featuring three renowned physicists and two brutal crimes, this pitch-black comedy promises twists from start to finish.

Translated and directed by Questors member Russell Fleet, the production will run from 19-27 January in the Studio.

Originally written by the Swiss author, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, this is the first of two new translations of classic European plays this season.

Alex Marker, Artistic Director at The Questors said, “We’re very blessed to have so many talented, and multilingual, members at The Questors Theatre. Not only do we uncover unheralded classics, like ‘The Physicists’, but we get our own brand-new translation for audiences. However, it doesn’t stop there, next month we continue our season in The Studio with another premiere! In February, we welcome David Emmet’s new translation of Gotthold’s Lessing’s classic tragedy, ‘Sara Sampson’.

“After a packed festive season that saw our most popular panto of all time, we’re looking forward to another year of theatre for the adventurous. “

this pitch-black comedy promises twists from start to finish
This pitch-black comedy promises twists from start to finish

Tickets for The Physicists cost between £10 and £20 and are available on The Questors Theatre website and from the Box office at 020 8567 5184 and

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