Striking, thrilling, disturbing: readers share their theatre memories

Guardian Culture Professionals Network readers reflect on their first and favourite theatre experiences

My first theatre memory was Schlachten! at the Deutsche Schauspielhaus Hamburg in 1999. It was a production by Tom Lanoye and Luk Perceval based on Shakespeare’s Wars of the Roses. It was a 12 hour theatre marathon: quite intense and of course very bloody. But the best part came after our gruesome night of intrigues and multiple murders; we rewarded ourselves with fresh fish sandwiches at the city’s harbour and watched the sun rise. Sometimes theatre must make you suffer to enjoy reality.

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Source: Guardian Dance News

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