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Into That Darkness
SS-Obersturmführer Franz Stangl oversaw the deaths of nearly 1 million people in Nazi extermination camps.
Following his conviction for the murders in 1970, historian, biographer and journalist Gitta Sereny interviewed Stangl to understand how an individual rationalises their actions in the face of a crime of such magnitude. This is the dramatisation of those chilling and harrowing interviews.
Shocking and disturbing yet vital, Into That Darkness looks into the very heart of evil and asks how, 70 years after the end of the Second World War, we can prevent atrocities of this scale from happening again.
Writer Robert David MacDonald was one of the three artistic leaders of the Citizens Theatre from 1971 – 2003 during the period when the Citizens first became famous around the world for innovative productions of classic texts and challenging new works.
Thu 21 May, 6pm - 6.45pm
Director Gareth Nicholls in discussion about how individuals become capable of horrific crimes, and the role of their biographers.
“Survival, always survival. I had to limit my own actions to what I, in my conscience, could answer for.”
- 18 May 2015 to 30 May 2015
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- Mon 18 May 2015 @ 7.30PM
- Tue 19 May 2015 @ 7.30PM
- Wed 20 May 2015 @ 7.30PM
- Thu 21 May 2015 @ 7.30PM
- Fri 22 May 2015 @ 7.30PM
- Sat 23 May 2015 @ 7.30PM
- Tue 26 May 2015 @ 7.30PM
- Wed 27 May 2015 @ 7.30PM
- Thu 28 May 2015 @ 7.30PM
- Fri 29 May 2015 @ 7.30PM
- Sat 30 May 2015 @ 2.30PM
- Sat 30 May 2015 @ 7.30PM
All tickets £15*
Preview £8.50 | Tuesdays £12.50
£2 online transaction fee applies
*Exc. Band III Restricted view on Wed, Thu and matinee performances
50p tickets on sale Sat 16 May, 10am
See Pricing for all prices, concessions and offers inc. Season Pass and 50p tickets
Recommended for 14+
Preview 18/19 May
Audio Described 27 May, 7.30pm
Signed 29 May, 7.30pm
Captioned 30 May, 2.30pm
Post Show Discussion 26 May
Pre Show Event 21 May
Guide Dogs welcome
Written by Gitta Sereny
Adapted by Robert David MacDonald
Directed by Gareth Nicholls
Design by Neil Haynes
Deaf Theatre Club: Fri 29 May
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Deaf Theatre Club night: Fri 8 May
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Blogs from the rehearsal room
The Absence of War Rehearsal Diary - Week 1
The Absence of War Rehearsal Diary - Week 2
The Absence of War Rehearsal Diary - Week 3
The Absence of War Rehearsal Diary - Week 4
The Absence of War Rehearsal Diary - Week 5
Background and interesting articles
How did Labour lose in ‘92? - By Anthony Heath, Roger Jowell and John Curtice (The Independent)
A short guide to the British Political System - by Roger Darlington
Popular Thatcher/Kinnock Prime Minister’s Questions (circa 1990)
The Absence of War - A Glossary of Terms
David Hare on playwriting (from the National Theatre)
David Hare’s ‘The Absence of War’: Labour of love gets the vote - by Daniel Rosenthal