Vienna 1900. A Jewish doctor prevents a Catholic priest from absolving a dying patient. A witchhunt ensues.
Arthur Schnitzler’s work has come to define Vienna at the turn of the last century. Written in 1912, Professor Bernhardi exposes the violent prejudices lurking beneath the city’s glittering surface. Schnitzler’s “serious comedy”, in a spiky new version by Time Out Award-winning playwright Samuel Adamson, makes its first appearance in London since 1936 and is the Last Waltz Season’s third and final production.