Mephisto [A Rhapsody]


In the town of Balbek the far right are about to seize power. At the local theatre Aymeric dreams of celebrity; Lucas longs for a liberal revolution; Michael is seduced by the extremists. Juliette Demba is in fear for her life.
Mephisto [Rhapsodie] at Gate Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Gate Theatre
Started: Thursday 3 October 2019
Closed: Saturday 26 October 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Synopsis


Fascism. Resistance. Apathy.


In the town of Balbek the far right are about to seize power.


At the local theatre Aymeric dreams of celebrity; Lucas longs for a liberal revolution; Michael is seduced by the extremists.


Juliette Demba is in fear for her life.


As this political earthquake convulses society Aymeric must make his choice: resist the forces of hatred or harness them for his own success.


Mephisto [Rhapsodie] is a searing contemporary response to Klaus Mann's banned, and fiercely political cult novel.


It is based on the real life story of Gustaf Gründgens whose dreams of fame led him to betray everything, and at the peak of his career, perform Faust for Hitler.


Samuel Gallet's urgent new play asks, what would you sacrifice to do the right thing?


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Nottinghill Gate
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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 3 October 2019

Press night:Tuesday 8 October 2019

Closes:Saturday 26 October 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm (7pm 8 Oct)

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm


Tickets


Previews:
From £12

Standard:
From £18

Concessions:

Concession rate:

The Gate's concession rate is available to Disabled patrons, Equity members, and Senior Citizens. Please bring a valid form of ID with you. These concessions give you £3 off full price tickets.


Students and Under 26s:

If you're under 26 or in full time education, you can enjoy all Gate shows for £5 less than the cost of a full price ticket.


Unemployment concession:

If you're unemployed you can enjoy all Gate shows for £5 less than the cost of a full price ticket


Access information


Caption performance: Tues 22 Oct


Audio described performance: Thurs 24 Oct


Cast


Leo Bill

Elizabeth Chan

Anna-Maria Nabirye

Rebecca Humphries

Tamzin Griffin

Sean Jackson

Subika Anwar Khan

Rhys Rusbatch


Creatives


Author: Samuel Gallet, Chris Campbell - Translator
Director: Kirsty Housley
Designer: Basia Binkowska
Lighting: Jessica Hung Han Yun
Sound: Helen Skiera
Fight director: Lisa Connell

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