Based on a true story, The White Rose recounts the final days of Sophie Scholl, a 21-year-old student, who led the only major act of German civil disobedience during the Second World War. Sophie, along with her brother Hans, published underground anti-Nazi leaflets calling for the peaceful overthrow of Hitler.
This timely and provocative play tells her story and explores the role that German citizens played in the rise of Hitler. This play examines the moral strength and courage that led a group of young people to risk their lives for a righteous, dangerous cause. This production marks the 75th anniversary of Sophie Scholl’s execution.
Nobody is free from the taint of ravenous self-interest, bureaucracy, buffoonery and more. Their actions are held up to scorn and ridicule in this hilarious yet moral tale. irrational theatre presents a new play, adapted from Gogol’s great satire.
The British Theatre Challenge is delighted to bring you five very different plays, wrapped into one entertaining evening. Join Sky Blue Theatre’s prestigious international new writing event for a night of diverse, exciting and award winning plays from around the world.
This year 274 new short plays were submitted from 16 different countries making this the biggest challenge yet. The British Theatre Challenge has been supporting and producing work by emerging and established writers across the globe since 2012. In the past few years over 35 winning plays have been given offers of publication as a direct result of the challenge.
On Friday 13 September 1940, a ship, 'The City of Benares', set sail from Liverpool for Canada. On board were 90 evacuees escaping the bombing and dangers of war torn Britain. Four days into the crossing, the ship was torpedoed in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and sank.
LIFEBOAT tells their extraordinary true story, a story of courage, of resilience and of enduring friendship. Produced by the same team behind the Offie nominated and five star productions of Kes and The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.