The Prince of Homburg

Written by Heinrich von Kleist, in a new version by Neil Bartlett, freely adapted by Julia Levai
Directed by Julia Levai
Performed in The Carne Studio Theatre

'Tell me - is this a dream?'

The night before going into battle, the Prince of Homburg goes sleepwalking: dreaming of love, ambition and victory. As the morning comes, a reckless act of disobedience sets in motion a chain of events that leads to her worst nightmare.

In this radical and modern retelling of Kleist’s classic The Prince of Homburg, the story is placed in 2019, into a world which could be ours, but somehow feels like a dream. Freely adapted from Neil Bartlett’s translation with a gender-swapped lead, this production asks what we do when the reality around us becomes confusing and chaotic - do we follow orders or instinct? What does it mean for a woman of today to dream and aspire to love and power in a society built on old laws? Do we actively stand up for what we believe in or passively go on as before?

Read an interview with Director Julia Levai

Thursday 5 September - 7pm

Friday 6 September - 2pm & 8.45pm

You can book your tickets either online or by calling LAMDA's Box Office on 020 8834 0550 (Mon–Fri, 12–5pm).

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£12 (£6 concessions)*

25% off full priced tickets if booking two or more shows.

Group booking: £9 each for groups of ten or more.

*Concession tickets are available to Hammersmith & Fulham residents, students, people over 65 or under 18 and those in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance.

You will need to provide proof of eligibility for these concessions when collecting your tickets. Please drop us an email to [email protected] if you have any queries about what to provide. Tickets are strictly non-refundable and can only be exchanged subject to availability and an exchange fee. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Ticket Collection 

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Refund policy

Credit/debit card payments are non-refundable under any circumstances other than card payment errors.


For access information, please call our Box Office on 020 8834 0550 or email [email protected]

How to find LAMDA

155 Talgarth Road
W14 9DA

By Tube
The nearest tube station is Barons Court, which is served by the District and Piccadilly lines

Director – Julia Levai

Set & Costume Designer – Zoe Brennan

Lighting Designer – Neil Brinkworth

Sound Designer – Alistair Lax

Technical Stage Manager – Anna Short

Will Bishop

Anna Mawn

Oliver Maynard

Cecily Schmidt