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Closed 26 Oct 2019
Image: Gate Theatre
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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Age suitability: Not available
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London W11 3HQ
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm (7pm 8 Oct)
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday - 2-30pm
Saturday - 2-30pm
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Students and Under 26s:
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Caption performance: Tues 22 Oct
Audio described performance: Thurs 24 Oct
Subika Anwar Khan
Author: Samuel Gallet, Chris Campbell - Translator
Director: Kirsty Housley
Designer: Basia Binkowska
Lighting: Jessica Hung Han Yun
Sound: Helen Skiera
Fight director: Lisa Connell