KARATE BILLY COMES HOME

Royal Court Theatre

 

By Klaus Pohl

Translated by David Tushingham

Directed by Stephen Unwin 

Co-designed with Lucy Weller

Lighting by Paul Armstrong

Sound by Bryan Bowen 

Photography by John Haynes 

Karate Billy Comes Home followed the story of a local sporting hero as he returned to his East German village, after 13 years spent away in a mental institution for allegedly planning to defect.  The play was written by Klaus Pohl, one of Germany's foremost contemporary playwrights.