A MONKEY BAA THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION
BASED ON THE BOOK BY JACKIE FRENCH
The play begins early morning somewhere in the Australian countryside. Four children wait for the school bus and they decide to play a game; a simple game of storytelling.
As they shelter in the bus stop from a raging storm Anna creates an intriguing story and simultaneously on stage we begin to hear the bombing of Berlin and we see Heidi crawl from a bunker. With a large birthmark across her face, we discover that Heidi is the disfigured daughter of Hitler. Caught in the turmoil of war, she is hidden away by her father, one of the most dreaded men in history.
Back at the bus shelter Mark becomes so engrossed in Anna’s story; he begins to wonder how it would feel to be the child of someone as evil as Hitler. As the play evolves, Mark’s search for truth in a world of half-truths becomes clearer and the story culminates in the bombing of Berlin, the fall of the Third Reich and the end of Heidi’s innocence.
HITLER’S DAUGHTER poses powerful questions and examines moral issues in relation to society’s fears and prejudices in a fresh, compelling light.
ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY EVA DI CESARE, SANDRA ELDRIDGE & TIM MCGARRY DIRECTED BY SANDRA ELDRIDGE LIGHTING DESIGNER LUIZ PAMPOLHA SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER IMOGEN ROSS SOUND DESIGNER JED SILVER
WONDERFUL PERFORMANCES… MOVING AND BEAUTIFULLY HANDLED… IT STAYED WITH ME FOR WEEKS. Lowdown Magazine
THE JOURNEY WAS SPELLBINDING. The Gladstone Observer
RUNNING TIME 60 mins
AGE RECOMMENDATION 10+
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