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Man to Man

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Tells the story of Ella; a woman forced to adopt the identity of her dead husband in order to survive in Nazi Germany. Compromising her own identity for survival, Ella is plunged into a new masculine world of beer, schnapps and poker.
Man to Man at Wilton's Music Hall

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Overview


Genre: Drama

Director:
Bruce Guthrie and Scott Graham

Author:
Manfred Karge, translated by Alexandra Wood

Production:
Pádraig Cusack

Music:
Matthew Scott

Running time: 1 hr 15 mins

Age suitability:
14+

Background


Shunted from one memory to another, the audience experiences the full force of this all-consuming one-woman play, confronting the horror of the Second World War from a unique and deeply personal perspective.


In this new English adaptation by Alexandra Wood of the German masterpiece, directors Bruce Guthrie and Scott Graham (Artistic Director of Frantic Assembly) reimagine this seminal text alongside a stellar creative team.


'Wales Millennium Centre's licence to present Manfred Karge's MAN TO MAN is granted by Rosica Colin Limited, London, by arrangement with henschel SCHAUSPIEL, Berlin.'


Note: this production contains strong language and adult themes.


Synopsis


Manfred Karge's Man to Man tells the story of Ella; a woman forced to adopt the identity of her dead husband in order to survive in Nazi Germany.


Compromising her own identity for survival, Ella is plunged into a new masculine world of beer, schnapps and poker; a claustrophobic existence dominated by the fear of discovery and the changing face of authority in a volatile twentieth century Germany.


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 12 September 2017

Press night:Wednesday 13 September 2017

Closes:Saturday 23 September 2017

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑45pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Matinee:
Saturday - 2-30pm

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Cast


Maggie Bain

Creatives


Director: Bruce Guthrie and Scott Graham
Designer: Richard Kent
Lighting: Rick Fisher
Sound: Mike Walker
Video designer: Andrzej Goulding

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