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Defying Hitler


Direct from The Royal National Theatre

Defying Hitler

by Sebastian Haffner, adapted by Rupert Wickham

To commemorate the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Europe from Nazi tyranny, Theatre Unlimited present this stage version of Sebastian Haffner's candid, witty and extremely moving account of his early life, growing up in Berlin between the wars. Rupert Wickham's one-man-show was first performed at The Royal National Theatre. As a piece of 'personal history', breaking down pre-conceived clichés about 'The Germans', and presenting monumental historical events in a moving, witty and digestible form, 'Defying Hitler' has a specific appeal to schools, particularly to students of History and Humanities. What better way to approach the history of the Nazi era than to be confronted personally with the individual decisions and moral dilemmas faced on a daily basis by 'ordinary Germans'?

A brilliant, moving and terrifying evocation of the destruction of civilisation in Germany under the Nazis. Compelling theatre, immaculately performed. - The Sunday Telegraph