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"This stunning revival is destined for classic status"

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"A tour de force. Pieces of theatre that engage the mind, heart and soul as much as this one does are pretty rare."

A striking and spellbinding modern fairy tale inspired by the traditions of German storytelling.

This acclaimed one woman play tells the life story of a woman called Ella Gericke, who lived with her husband Max until one day he died. Then the Nazis arrived...

Based on an incredible true story, we witness Ella's struggle and determination in a volatile 20th century Germany where she adopts the identity of her dead husband to survive.

Translated by award-winning playwright, Alexandra Wood, this new version unites the talents of a multi-Olivier and Tony award-winning creative team, led by directors Bruce Guthrie (Director of RENT the Musical & The Last Mermaid) and Scott Graham (Artistic Director of Frantic Assembly and Movement Director of Olivier-winning West End/Broadway production The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time).

Age Guide: 14+ (Contains strong language and adult themes)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"The main triumph is Maggie Bain’s. She sculpts her voice and body to become a cast of dozens"

2017 COMPLETED TOUR
Cardiff - Richard Burton Theatre, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
8 - 9 September 2017
London - Wilton’s Music Hall
12 - 23 September 2017
Birmingham - Repertory Theatre
26 - 30 September 2017
Edinburgh - Traverse Theatre
11 – 14 October 2017
Newcastle - Northern Stage
17 – 18 October 2017
Liverpool - Everyman Theatre
25 – 28 October 2017
New York - Brooklyn Academy of Music (Fishman Space)
7 – 11 November 2017