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Set in 1940, the play is a gripping portrait of life in wartime Berlin and a vividly theatrical study of how paranoia can warp a society gripped by the fear of the night-time knock on the door. Based on true events, Alone in Berlin
follows a quietly courageous couple who stand up to the brutal reality of the Nazi regime. With the smallest of acts, they defy Hitler's rule - facing the gravest of consequences. This timely story of the moral power of personal resistance follows Otto and Anna as they negotiate the insidious effects of absolute power on every aspect of daily life. When they decide to make a stand in their own unique way, the Gestapo launch a terrifying hunt for the perpetrators. Otto and Anna find themselves players in a deadly game of cat and mouse with the forces of the state - a game that will eventually lead them down through ever-narrowing circles of totalitarian hell. World Premiere.Performers Denis Conway (Otto Quangel), Charlotte Emmerson (Anna Quangel), Julius D'Silva (Klaus Borkhausen), Joseph Marcell (Inspector Escherich), Clive Mendus (Enno Kluge), Abiola Ogunblyl (Trudi Baumann), Jay Taylor (SS Obergruppenfuhrer Prall), Jessica Walker (Golden Elsie).
Book by Hans Fallada. Adapted by Alistair Beaton. Producer Royal & Derngate. Producer York Theatre Royal (in association with Oxford Playhouse). Director James Dacre. Music Orlando Gough (songs). Sound Donato Wharton. Design Jonathan Fensom. Design Nina Dunn (video). Director RC Annie (fight direction). Lighting Charles Balfour.
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