Guilty. Not Guilty. You Decide.

Enter the courtroom. Hear the evidence. Make your judgement.
A hijacked plane is heading towards a packed football stadium. Ignoring orders to the contrary a fighter pilot shoots the plane down killing 164 people to save 70,000.

Put on trial and charged with murder, the fate of the pilot is in the audience’s hands.

The Lyric presents the UK Premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach’s thrilling courtroom drama. A worldwide phenomenon that has been stirring debate across the globe. The production is directed by the Lyric’s Artistic Director, Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle.

Tanya Moodie (Intimate Apparel – Olivier Nomination; Park Theatre; Fences – Duchess) plays the Presiding Judge, Ashley Zhangazha (Truth and Reconciliation – Royal Court; A Raisin in the Sun – Sheffield Crucible/Eclipse) plays the pilot on trial, Lars Koch. Emma Fielding plays Prosecuting Counsel Nelson, John Lightbody plays Christian Lauterbach, Forbes Masson plays Defence Counsel Biegler and Shanaya Rafaat plays Franziska Meiser.

  • Written by – Ferdinand von Schirach
  • Translated by – David Tushingham
  • Directed by – Sean Holmes
  • Set Design by – Anna Fleischle
  • Costume Design by – Loren Elstein
  • Lighting by – Joshua Carr
  • Sound by – Nick Manning
  • Casting by – Stuart Burt CDG

Terror by Ferdinand von Schirach runs at The Lyric Hammersmith 14 Jun ‐ 15 Jul 2017. Find out more and book tickets here.