Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781783199709
Binding: PaperBack


Marius Von Mayenburg

Translated by Maja Zade
PaperBack (07 Sep 2015)

Benjamin won’t do swimming at school. His mum thinks he’s on drugs or has body issues. But Benjamin has found God and mixed-sex swimming lessons offend him. Fundamentalism and tolerance clash in this funny, provocative play by leading German playwright, Marius von Mayenburg. Martyr considers how far we should go in accommodating another’s faith, and when we should take a stand for our own opposing beliefs.

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ISBN13 9781783199709
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


 ‘It is a play that lands… like a primed hand grenade, spreading shock not just through its young audiences but also through the adults who see this wishy-washy liberalism, political correctness, tolerance of prejudices and casual neglectfulness of the young reflected back at themselves’ Lyn Gardner, Guardian

‘Provocative, horribly funny and distressing’ Independent

‘The true test of anything made for younger audiences is whether or not it has enough to offer older people too. Martyr does. In spades.’ Gay Times