Tadzio Speaks ... Death in Venice Revisited
  • Edinburgh Fringe

In Thomas Manns Death in Venice we see von Aschenbach increasingly obsessed by the beautiful youth Tadzio. Although the two never speak, the boy is clearly aware of the older man's attention and a silent relationship grows between them until the writer's final day on the Lido beach. What went through Tadzio's mind when he realised what was happening? Did he welcome or fear the writer's gaze? Decades later Tadzio looks back. 'Eloquent and descriptive prose, here done full justice by Peacock's performance' (ThePublicReviews.com).