A hundred years after the release of the first-ever pro-gay film, Claudio Macor’s new play telling the story behind its making, Different From the Others, has premiered at London’s White Bear Theatre. “A well-crafted look at a bygone era and a story from gay history that demands to be told,” says Boy Magazine. Have a look at our well-crafted first-look production gallery. Time to get booking!
During the brief period of liberalism in Weimar Berlin in 1919, famous sexologist Dr Magnus Hirschfeld becomes concerned with the increase in male suicide and decides to make a film to educate young gay men. He hires director Richard Oswald who casts Conrad Veidt, Anita Berber and Reinhold Schunzel.
A century since the release of the resulting film Anders als die Andern, Claudio Macor‘s Different From the Others explores the story behind the making of the film and its aftermath, including the ultimate betrayal: the Nazis tried to destroy all prints of the film… but one survived.
The premiere production, directed by Jenny Eastop, stars Jeremy Booth as Dr Magnus Hirchfeld, Christopher Sherwood as Richard Oswald, Jordan Alexander as Conrad Veidt, Benjamin Garrison as Reinhild Schunzel, Beth Eyre as Anita Berber and Simon Stallard as Kurt Geise.
Production photography by Andreas Lambis.
Different From the Others runs from 29 October to 16 November 2019 at the White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Rd, Kennington, London SE11 4DJ, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, Sundays at 4pm. Tickets are priced £12-16. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!