This production was Theatre 62’s entry in the 2016 Bromley Theatre Guild Full Length Play Festival.
It’s 1931 and composer Richard Strauss and novelist Stefan Zweig embark on a fruitful and invigorating partnership.
But Zweig is Jewish and the Nazis are on the march, destroying the artistic culture he values so much. Strauss, meanwhile, struggles to accommodate it, but for what reason?
Is it possible to keep artistic aspiration and political action separate? This powerful play considers the fine line between naivety and realism, collaboration and betrayal.
Ronald Harwood’s other stage works include The Dresser, Quartet, The Handyman. Screenplays include The Pianist, The Browning Version, Oliver Twist
Strauss Ian Evans
Pauline Janet Edden
Zweig Andrew Herbert
Lotte Ruth Aylward
Hinkel Mark Storey
Adolph Tony Skeggs
Director Alice London
Set Design Alice London
Lighting Design Jon Lewis
Sound Design Ian James
Stage Manager Ann Herbert
Asst Stage Manager Nina James
Stage Director Alan Matthews
Set construction Andrew Heather, T62 members
Set Décor Andrew Heather, Alice London, Adrian Pope
Technical Programming Jon Lewis, Ian James
Technical Operators Chloe Belgrave, James Quinn
Costumes Margaret Uzzell and the wardrobe team
Make-Up & Hair Jean Golder, Christine Lever, Penny Vetterlein
Properties Ann Herbert
Prompt Frances Denne
House Manager John Heather
Refreshments Ann Herbert
Raffle Liane Marchant
Box Office Margaret Uzzell
Programme Editor John Guttridge
Poster & Programme Design Graham Copeland