Man to Man on tour and at Wilton's Music Hall
Friday 26 May 2017
Shows - Tours
Wales Millennium Centre's poignant and powerful production of Manfred Karge's Man to Man will be on tour later this year visiting London at Wilton's Music Hall from 12 to 23 September.
Wales Millennium Centre's poignant and powerful production of Manfred Karge's Man to Man opens in Cardiff at the Bute Theatre on September 8 - 9 with just 2 performances prior to a nationwide tour visiting
London - Wilton's Music Hall (Sep 12 - 23)
Birmingham - REP (Sep 26 - 30)
Edinburgh - Traverse Theatre (Oct 11 - 14)
Newcastle - Northern Stage (Oct 17 - 18) and
Liverpool - Everyman Theatre (Oct 25 - 28).
Man to Man then travels to New York to play at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (Nov 7 - 11).
This will be Wales Millennium Centre's first production in the USA.
This acclaimed one woman play tells the life story of a woman called Ella Gericke, who lived with her husband Max until one day he died.
Then the Nazis arrived …
Based on an incredible true story, we witness Ella's struggle and determination in a volatile 20th century Germany where she adopts the identity of her dead husband to survive.
Man to Man is a striking and spellbinding modern fairy tale inspired by the traditions of German storytelling.
It gives audiences an incredible insight into what life was like in 20th century Germany, including the radical changes of the Nazi's rise to power, the Cold War and the Berlin Wall coming down.
Renowned as one of the UK's leading presenting houses, Wales Millennium Centre has recently embarked on producing work with the intention of taking the very best made in Wales to the world.
As one of its first productions, Man to Man demonstrates the bold ambition of Wales Millennium Centre as a national home to the performing arts - to Inspire Our Nation and Impress the World.
Man to Man opened to 5 star reviews in Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015.
Translated by award-winning playwright, Alexandra Wood, this new version unites the talents of a multi-Olivier and Tony award-winning creative team, led by directors Bruce Guthrie (Director of RENT the Musical & The Last Mermaid) and Scott Graham (Artistic Director of Frantic Assembly and Movement Director of Olivier-winning West End/Broadway production The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time).
Bruce Guthrie said:
"Man to Man is a series of fragmented memories that our protagonist Ella is remembering and re-living.
She is a working class character with no sense of self pity: a hero in many ways who finds herself having to make life and death choices on a daily basis.
I found that compelling when I first read the script.
It is a familiar yet alien world.
This version is about taking the audience on a sensory journey, evoking different reactions based on the series of potent memories explored.”
Wilton's Music Hall
1 Graces Alley (off Ensign Street)
London E1 8JB
12 to 23 September 2017
Standard: £15 - £25
Concessions: £12.50 - £22.50