Taken at Midnight archive1931. Hans Litten is one of the most celebrated lawyers in Berlin, famed for his brilliant mind and the rhetorical flair with which he defends those fighting back against the rapidly growing Nazi movement. So, when he calls Herr Hitler as star witness in the trial of a band of murderous SA men, the politician feels the full force of Litten's intellect, wit and courage. It arouses in Hitler a feeling he can't abide or forget. Two years later, on the night of the Reichstag fire, Litten is arrested. He is held without trial, beaten, tortured, and threatened as 'an enemy of human society'. As Litten disappears into the Nazi system, his indomitable mother, Irmgard, confronts his captors and, at enormous personal risk, fights to secure his release. This riveting drama explores her struggle, her son's resistance and the heroic battle of the weak against the powerful, truth against lies and mothers against murderers. World Premiere


Panelope Wilton (Irmgard), Martin Hutson (Hans Litten), Pip Donaghy (Erich Muhsam), Mike Grady (Carl von Ossietzky), John Light (Dr Conrad, David Yelland (Lord Clifford Allen), Marc Antolin (Gustav Hammerman), Christopher Hogben (Hotelier), Dermot McLaughlin (SA Officer)


Author: Mark Hayhurst
Corporate Sponsor: Hentys Corporate
Producer: Chichester Festival Theatre
Director(s): Jonathan Church, Gabrielle Dawes (casting)
Design: Robert Jones
Lighting: Tim Mitchell
Music: Matthew Scott
Sound: Mike Walker
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Taken at Midnight

Taken at Midnight (Play) production archive for QTIX code T02099258186. Details of all Taken at Midnight archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S203042217

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26 Sep 14
1 Nov 14
Minerva Theatre
West Sussex

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