11–16 May 2021

Australian theatre royalty, Robyn Nevin gives the performance of her career in the critically acclaimed play by Christopher Hampton, A German Life. Directed by stage luminary Neil Armfield and the hit of the 2021 Adelaide Festival, A German Life is a theatrical tour-de-force about one ordinary woman’s extraordinary experiences during the Second World War. The Australian called it “An extraordinary solo performance” and the Adelaide Advertiser said “Robyn Nevin delivers a defining moment in her acting career”.  “Genius” said the Australian Financial Review and The Saturday Paper hailed it as “A pitch-perfect solo performance”. In this Australian premiere, Robyn Nevin plays Brunhilde Pomsel, an unassuming woman with good shorthand skills who, almost by chance, came to work in Joseph Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry. Innocent or culpable? That’s the question at the heart of A German Life, a searching play that probes confronting questions for contemporary audiences.

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Synopsis

11–16 May 2021

Australian theatre royalty, Robyn Nevin gives the performance of her career in the critically acclaimed play by Christopher Hampton, A German Life. Directed by stage luminary Neil Armfield and the hit of the 2021 Adelaide Festival, A German Life is a theatrical tour-de-force about one ordinary woman’s extraordinary experiences during the Second World War.

The Australian called it “An extraordinary solo performance” and the Adelaide Advertiser said “Robyn Nevin delivers a defining moment in her acting career”.  “Genius” said the Australian Financial Review and The Saturday Paper hailed it as “A pitch-perfect solo performance”.

In this Australian premiere, Robyn Nevin plays Brunhilde Pomsel, an unassuming woman with good shorthand skills who, almost by chance, came to work in Joseph Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry. Innocent or culpable? That’s the question at the heart of A German Life, a searching play that probes confronting questions for contemporary audiences.

Dates

Tuesday 11 May 2021, 7.30pm

Wednesday 12 May 2021, 7.30pm

Thursday 13 May 2021, 7.30pm

Friday 14 May 2021, 7.30pm

Saturday 15 May 2021, 2pm & 7.30pm

Sunday 16 May 2021, 1pm & 6pm

Additional Information & Seating Map

At Canberra Theatre Centre, safety is our priority. We operate in accordance with our COVID Safety Plan.

Our theatres will be operating with capacity limitations, but our regular seating configuration will be in place in the auditorium. You will be sitting next to other patrons, but please move through the foyers and open spaces with physical distancing considerations in mind.

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Details

PRESENTED BY:
The Gordon Frost Organisation

CATEGORY:
Theatre

DURATION:
Approximately 90 minutes, no interval.

LOCKOUT:
There are two audience lockouts during this performance – 15 minutes and 25 minutes into the performance. Patrons will be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

WARNING:
This performance contains graphic historical footage which may be distressing for some patrons.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children ages 10+, parental discretion is advised.

VENUE:
The Playhouse
SEATING PLAN
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