Location: The Bridge Theatre
April 6, 2019 - May 11, 2019
Maggie Smith returns to the theatre for the first time in 12 years in the world premiere of Christopher Hampton’s play A German Life at The Bridge Theatre.
The play, drawn from the life and testimony of Brunhilde Pomsel is directed by Jonathan Kent and will have a limited 5 week run.
“I had no idea what was going on. Or very little. No more than most people. So you can’t make me feel guilty.”
Brunhilde Pomsel’s life spanned the twentieth century. She struggled to make ends meet as a secretary in Berlin during the 1930s, her many employers including a Jewish insurance broker, the German Broadcasting Corporation and, eventually, Joseph Goebbels. Christopher Hampton’s play is based on the testimony she gave when she finally broke her silence to a group of Austrian filmmakers, shortly before she died in 2016.
Tickets will be available to the general public from 10am on Tuesday 26 February.