2008-2009

TREATS by Christopher Hampton

Why do people make the wrong decisions in matters of love ? This is the life dilemma that prize-winning playwright Christopher Hampton focuses on in this intelligent, witty play about sexual manners and manipulation. Ann has tried to free herself from Dave by taking on a new lover, Patrick, while Dave is away in Iraq. Now back in London, Dave is enraged. He is determined to win back his girl, forcing Ann to choose between the two young men. Will she return to charismatic Dave who abuses and cheats on her, or stay with nice-but-dull Patrick? First staged in London in 1976, the play was revived successfully in 2007 in this updated version. “This smart, hip play cuts deceptively deep."








The English Theatre of Hamburg e.V. is a private, professional theatre, the first to be founded in the whole of Germany.

It is subsidized in part by the Hamburg Ministry of Culture and is a non-profit organization and a member of the Deutscher Bühnenverein. Enjoy one of our evening or daytime performances of an English language play. Our international audience includes students of English as well as native speakers.

We present distinguished plays of all genres in the original English on a professional basis in our efforts to contribute to international communication through language and the art of the theatre.