Britain in Hamburg

directed by Wiebke Störtenbecker and Sonny Pathak


Arms And The Man Flyer


It is 1885, during the Serbo-Bulgarian war. Wealthy young Raina Petkoff impatiently awaits the return of her fiancé Sergius Saranoff, hero of the recent Bulgarian victory over the Serbs. But her head is turned by the arrival of Bluntschli, a Swiss mercenary fighting for Serbia, who hides in her bedroom after the battle and unheroically prefers chocolate to bullets. Meanwhile Sergius flirts with Louka, the Petkoff’s bold and ambitious servant girl, much to the disapproval of her fiancé, the faithful servant Nicola. Will Raina follow her parents’ wishes and settle for Sergius and the status quo or choose her “chocolate cream soldier”?
The Hamburg Players bring us Bernard Shaw’s anti-romantic comedy that pokes fun at pretensions, love and the glorification of war.


Wednesday 6 February to Saturday 9 February and Wednesday 13 to Saturday 16 February 2013 at 19:30. Matinee Saturday 9 February only at 15:30.

Mittwoch 6. Februar bis Samstag 9. Februar sowie Mittwoch 13. bis Samstag 16. Februar 2013 um 19:30. Matinée am Samstag 9. Februar um 15:30.

Theater an der Marschnerstraße, Hamburg.


Note for teachers

Arms and the Man is a popular Shaw favourite so there is a wealth of material on the internet ready to use. For that reason, instead of preparing our own teaching package we would like to point you in the direction of a few very good ready-made resources. Here are three very good guides to start with:


Hope you enjoy our rendition of Shaw's great witty comedy!


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