Bent archiveBent follows one man's journey from the hedonistic cabarets and clubs of 1930's Berlin to the inhuman excesses of an oppressive regime. When Max falls in love with a fellow prisoner he discovers the true meaning of love and self-acceptance against impossible odds.


Author: Martin Sherman
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Archive listings for Bent

Work type: Play.


Producer New Theatre Nottingham. Producer Student's Union.
19 Nov 14 to 22 Nov 14Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham :: V0165922284
listing details L1551312283


Company South Hill Park's Studio Company.
11 Jul 12 to 14 Jul 12South Hill Park Arts Centre, Wilde Theatre, Bracknell :: V731
listing details L0834468939


Director Andrew Keates. Design Freya Groves. Lighting Howard Hudson. Music Connie Glover. Director Richard Hay (fight). Performer Russell Morton (Max). Performer Richard Beanland (Horst). Performer Christopher Barley (Rudy). Performer John Baar (Greta). Performer Charlie Tighe (Greta). Performer Edward Lewis French (Wolf). Performer Ian Mowat (Freddie). Performer Filip Krenus (Officer/Captain). Performer Lloyd Morris (Corporal). Performer Edward Mitchell (Lieutenant/Guard/Kapo).
6 Jul 10 to 8 Aug 10Chiswick Playhouse (formerly The Tabard Theatre), Outer London :: V334
listing details L1921554110
27 Apr 10 to 15 May 10Landor Theatre, Inner London :: V254
listing details L1053560904


Director Tom Southerland.
20 Nov 07 to 15 Dec 07The Broadway Theatre, Outer London :: V314
listing details L01347837423


Company Bath Drama.
10 Oct 07 to 13 Oct 07The Rondo, Bath :: V855
listing details L1407009329


Producer Sonia Friedman Productions. Producer Mark Rubinstein. Producer Tulbart Productions. Director Daniel Kramer. Design Robin Don. Costume Mark Bouman. Music Chris Lowe (new song). Performer Alan Cumming (Max). Performer Richard Bremmer (Greta). Performer Hugh Ross (Freddie). Performer Kevin Trainor (Rudy). Performer Benjamin Wilkin (Wolf). Performer Ricky Champ. Performer Charles Mayer. Performer Matthew Spencer. Performer Laurence Spellman. Performer Chris New.
22 Sep 06 to 9 Dec 06Trafalgar Theatre, West End :: V420
listing details L01722392897


Company Graeae Theatre Company. Director Jenny Sealey. Design Ruth Finn. Lighting Ian Scott. Music Sam Paechter. Performer David Ellington. Performer Neil Fox. Performer Milton Lopes. Performer Desmond Neysmith. Performer Mark Smith. Performer Donal Toolan.
23 Nov 04 to 27 Nov 04Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth :: V895
listing details L753527561
19 Nov 04 to 20 Nov 04Arts Depot, Outer London :: V320
listing details L0615334165
16 Nov 04 to 18 Nov 04The Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol :: V1384579886
listing details L0949912541
11 Nov 04 to 13 Nov 04Unity Theatre, Liverpool :: V539
listing details L2094728190
9 Nov 04Sherman Theatre, Cardiff :: V824
listing details L0367195563
5 Nov 04 to 6 Nov 04Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough :: V949
listing details L0965044691
3 Nov 04mac birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham :: V146
listing details L1274940327
3 Nov 04mac birmingham - Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham :: V146
listing details L1597151557
2 Nov 04Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham :: V0165922284
listing details L0598275311
14 Oct 04 to 23 Oct 04Cochrane Theatre, Inner London :: V181
listing details L0583078475


Bent is the first modern American play to proudly and passionately speak in affirmation of homosexual love and desire. Sherman's play is set in Nazi Germany in 1934 and explores the persecution of gay men under Hitler's regime. It is the first play to broach this subject; drawing attention to the horrific, yet sparsely documented, number of gay men massacred through the Nazi reign. Witnessing prisoners Max and Horst come to grips with their humanity, their identities and their destinies, is both heroic and profoundly moving.Company UKC Dramatics.
18 Nov 04 to 20 Nov 04Gulbenkian Arts Centre, Canterbury :: V673
listing details L1510226879


Company Central Space Theatre Company. Director David Dale.
21 Aug 01 to 8 Sep 01Man in the Moon, Inner London :: V213
listing details L1639922908
to 6 Oct 01General, Inner London :: V1231
listing details L625397058


Company Abstract Images. Director Howard Ross. Design Keith Lodwick. Lighting Jason Larcombe.
26 Jan 99 to 14 Feb 99Courtyard Theatre, Inner London :: V184
listing details L0750282422
26 Jan 99 to 14 Feb 99Courtyard Theatre, Inner London :: V184
listing details L1367436225


Company R&K Productions. Director Howard Ross.
4 Nov 98 to 6 Dec 98The Starting Gate, Outer London :: V2120510689
listing details L01329553976


Company 2-Way Mirror Theatre Company. Director Howard Ross.
2 Oct 98 to 1 Nov 98The Starting Gate, Outer London :: V2120510689
listing details L0454785508

Other listings

23 Jul 99Dorfman Theatre (National Theatre), West End :: V375
listing details L586937446

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