Gordon Frost Organisation: A German Life
11 June @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST
An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 12 June 2021
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely
An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely
One event on 2 June 2021 at 1:00 pm
One event on 6 June 2021 at 6:00 pm
One event on 8 June 2021 at 6:30 pm
This 90-minute solo tour de force starring Robyn Nevin was one of the hits of the 2021 Adelaide Festival. Nevin plays Brunhilde Pomsel, who worked as a secretary at Joseph Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry. John Frost is now touring the play, which was written by Christopher Hampton, based on interviews Pomsel did at the age of 103. In Limelight’s four-star review Gordon Forester said: “As a recorded eyewitness account and study of humanity, this is an important and necessary piece. As a piece of theatre, this Australian premiere quite rightly challenges us to the point of discomfort.” Directed by Neil Armfield, the tour begins this month in Canberra then moves to Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
Limelight Editor’s Choice
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.
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.