Dead at Last, No More in Brighton

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Last weekend we performed Dead at Last, No More Air by Werner Schwab in Brighton.

Brighton's local newspaper The Argus said "Consistently brilliant performances made the unpalatable palatable as the conservative, soulless state of modern theatre was laid bare." And Broadway Baby gave the production 4 stars "if you're looking for something totally unique and utterly mind-blowing, then I highly recommend it."

Reviews are out for Dead at Last, No More Air

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Catherine Love for Whatsonstage: "Director Vanda Butkovic tackles Meredith Oakes' wordy English translation with a playful, darkly funny approach... Just a Must's commitment to introducing European theatre in translation to British audiences is both exciting and necessary... To see this work getting a rare – and intelligent – airing on the fringe is thrilling in itself."

Stuart Black for Londonist: "it's an impressive production with a committed cast and brisk direction by Vanda Butkovic who does well to keep the considerable verbiage flowing fast."

Book tickets for London performances here and for Brighton performances here.

Casting call Dead at Last, No More Air

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Just a Must is casting for the English language premiere of Dead at Last, No More Air by the award-winning Austrian writer Werner Schwab.

The text is translated by Meredith Oakes, directed by Vanda Butkovic and designed by Simon Donger.

We are looking for performers who have an interest in contemporary European post-dramatic theatre practice and enjoy working with challenging non-traditional text.



1. Theatre director, male 40-50 years old
2. A corpulent playwright, male, 50-60 years old
3. A camp stage designer, male, 25-40 years old
4. An actress/Minister for the Family and the Environment/ Pensioner , female, 50-60 years old
5. An actor, male, 50 – 60 years old
6.A young actor/Homeless man, male, 22-35 years old
7. Young Actress / Pensioner, female, 22-35 years old

The first round of auditions will be on 19, 20 and 22 March followed by second round workshops on 25 and 26 March 2014.

Rehearsals will begin on 1 April 2014 in London and finish on 4 May 2014.

The show will be performed at the following venues:
6 – 17 May 2014 Tuesday-Saturday at Camden People's Theatre (London)
30 May – 1 June 2014 Friday – Sunday at the Warren (Brighton)

If you're interested please send your CV, headshot or anything else that might benefit your application to Berislav Juraic at performers (at)

The production is supported by Austrian Cultural Forum London and presented in association with Camden People's Theatre.

Just a Must's huge success in Algeria

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Just a Must participated at 5th International Theatre Festival in Bejaia in Algeria from 29 October to 5 November 2013 with its production of Elfriede Jelinek’s Sports Play. The tour was a huge success and all major media reported on our production. Three major daily newspapers reviewed the production.

L’Expression stated : “Just a Must presented a beautiful theatre spectacle rich in lessons taken from everyday modern life”; Le Midi Libre’s theatre critic Idir Ammour said “…the show has managed to capture the audience from the beginning to this world of anger and grumpiness…The actors have efficiently shown their craft and have been inspired by theatre of symbolism…” and finally Le Jeune Independent said that “…this is a remarkable cultural event, a quality show that raised production values…”.

Just a Must was also featured on Algerian national TV in morning show on Canal Algérie as well as in major news across several TV stations. Just a Must’s director Vanda Butkovic and producer Berislav Juraic also gave a full-page interview for the most read daily newspaper Liberté.

Further collaboration with Algerian artists is being planned for 2015 and Sports Play will continue to tour internationally in 2014.

Just a Must presenting Elfriede Jelinek's work in Africa

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Just a Must will be representing Austria at the 5th International Theatre Festival in Bejaia and Algiers in Algeria with the production of Elfriede Jelinek's Sports Play. The Festival takes place from 28 October to 5 November 2013. Our performances will be on 1 November in Bejaia and on 3 November in Algiers. We will also be talking about our work on 2 November at the Austrian Embassy in Algiers. This also marks the first time that Jelinek's work is performed in Africa. The tour to Algeria is supported by Austrian Embassy in Algiers and European Cultural Foundation through mobility programme Step Beyond. You can read an article about the Festival in Algerian daily newspaper Le jour d'Algerie here