Normal: The Düsseldorf Ripper

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Neilson Plays 1.jpg
Cover of Anthony Neilson Plays: 1, which features the published script of Normal
Written by Anthony Neilson
Characters Justus Wehner
Peter Kurten
Frau Kurten
Date premiered 7 August 1991
Place premiered Pleasance Theatre, Edinbrugh
Original language English
Genre In-yer-face theatre

Normal (full title Normal: The Düsseldorf Ripper) is Anthony Neilson's fictional account of Peter Kürten's life, told from the point of view of his lawyer.

The play was first performed at the Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh on 7 August 1991 and transferred to Finborough Theatre, London on 1 October 1991. It was directed by Anthony Neilson and designed by Michael T. Roberts.

Normal was published in Neilson Plays 1: Normal, Penetrator, Year of the Family, Night Before Christmas, Censor, Methuen Drama 1998, ISBN 978-0-413-72460-1.

In 2009 it was adapted into the Czech film Angels Gone.