Claudio Macor’s new play Different From the Others, which runs at London’s White Bear Theatre from 29 October to 16 November 2019, tells the story behind the making of the first-ever pro-gay film, 100 years after it was released. Have the cast been making history in rehearsals? 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.
One hundred years since the release of the resulting film Anders als die Andern (Different From the Others), 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 three-times Offies nominated 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.
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!