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27 April @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm£10
1979, on a beach in Brazil, a drowning man faces his past.
“We cannot ignore this tale. It is a legacy we ought to be sharing with our children… Such is the power of good theatre done well.” Fringe Review
Josef Mengele, the notorious doctor of Auschwitz, takes his routine morning swim but out in deep water has a seizure and is washed ashore. Here he is confronted by a local woman who he assumes has saved him. Flattered, entranced and provoked by this enigmatic presence, he seeks to justify his life… only succeeding in damning himself.
Supporting the Holocaust Educational Trust, this production is atmospheric, evocative and poignant in its contemporary reference in exposing a sociopathic narcissist. Sell-Out runs at the Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe Festivals resulted in ‘Mengele’ being selected as a ‘Fringe Encore Winner’ to play an off-Broadway season in New York.
As racism, hatred and bigotry emerge across Europe once more, and as the current debates echo the rhetoric of the past, the words of Auschwitz survivor Lydia Tischler are particularly appropriate; “the best way to remember is for it not to happen again… for the potential for destructiveness is in all of us”.
FROM THE HOLOCAUST EDUCATIONAL TRUST
‘We are delighted to show our support for this vitally challenging piece of theatre that seeks to highlight the horrors of where hatred, racism and prejudice led and can lead when groups and individuals stand by in their wake. Not only will you leave deeply moved by and empowered with knowledge from the piece – you will also have the option to channel this energy into a cause which actively combats modern-day racism.’
“One of the most powerful and astonishing pieces of theatre I have ever seen…”
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Daily Business
“Important , and it is brilliant”
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ The Advertiser
“A masterclass in writing and acting”
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Edinburgh Living
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