A play about Hitler’s rise to power, first performed in 1938, is to be staged again, at Melrose Hall in Hoylake.
“Fear and Misery of the Third Reich” by German writer Bertold Brecht was written as a protest against what was happening in the playwright’s homeland as the Nazi Party strengthened its grip on the country in the years leading up to the Second World War.
The action charts with brutal honesty the growing tyranny of Hitler’s rule and the chilling effects his policies had on ordinary people.
“In one way, it can be seen as a play about how people behave in societies where just to speak out against official policy is an act of incredible courage,” says director, Tom Mclennan.” But, the play also looks at how we all behave when faced with conflicting interests and how we often find justifications for our own selfish actions by pretending they have been taken for more noble reasons.”
It all sounds like serious stuff, but as those who are familiar with Brecht’s work can tell you, humour is often used to expose and highlight human foibles and to attack corruption.
The play runs at Melrose Hall, Hoylake on the 17th May. All tickets £6/5 and can be obtained from Melrose Hall, Melrose Avenue , Hoylake ,
CH47 3BU or from HELP SHOP 59, Market Street, Hoylake or 0151 632 2152 632 2152
Performances start 7.30pm.
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