From Nazi Germany to Trump’s America? Aequitas Theatre’s modern update on Bertolt Brecht’s 1944 classic Fear and Misery of the Third Reich has just started performances at London’s Brockley Jack Theatre. Sneak a peek at our the production shots before it opens to critics – and then get booking!
The world is under the threat of fascism and war is looming ever closer. Liberalism and socialist ties are condemned by those in power. How did we get here?
Aequitas takes Brecht’s Fear and Misery of the Third Reich and applies it to our modern global society, taking a look at the lives of average people and the reasons they comply with those in power. Set in the near future, this piece imagines what the world might become if we continue to repeat our mistakes.
Bertolt Brecht starting writing Fear and Misery of the Third Reich in 1937 as Hitler rose to power in Germany, with the first eight playlets performed in 1938. His many other plays include Mother Courage and Her Children, Life of Galileo, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, The Good Person of Szchewan and, both seen recently at Brockley Jack, The Threepenny Opera and The Caucasian Chalk Circle.
Fear and Misery of the Third Reich stars Clark Alexander, Faye Maughan, Hugo Trevels, LaTayna Santana Peterkin, Rhiannon Sommers and William Ross-Fawcett. It’s helmed by artistic director Rachael Bellis and designed by Afke Laarakker, with sound and lighting by Chum Emembolu and music by Clifford Hughes.
Fear and Misery of the Third Reich runs from 16 January to 3 February 2018 at London’s Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, with performances Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £15 (concessions £12). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!