• Hitler’s Daughter

    Based on the book by Jackie French.

  • Date:

    Tuesday 6th August
    10.30am & 1pm
  • PRICE:

    $18 - $25
  • LOCATION:

    Auditorium
  • RUNNING TIME:

    Approx 1 hr
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    Box Office: 1300 788 503
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A Monkey Baa Theatre Company production

Hitler’s Daughter

Based on the book by Jackie French

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre 2019 Season

The play begins early morning somewhere in the Australian countryside. Four children wait for the school bus and they decide to play a game; a simple game of story-telling. As they shelter in the bus stop from a raging storm Anna creates an intriguing story and simultaneously on stage we begin to hear the bombing of Berlin and we see Heidi crawl from a bunker. With a large birthmark across her face, we discover that Heidi is the disfigured daughter of Hitler. Caught in the turmoil of war, she is hidden away by her father, one of the most dreaded men in history.

Back at the bus shelter, Mark becomes so engrossed in Anna’s story; he begins to wonder how it would feel to be the child of someone as evil as Hitler. As the play evolves, Mark’s search for truth in a world of half-truths becomes clearer and the story culminates in the bombing of Berlin, the fall of the Third Reich and the end of Heidi’s innocence.

Hitler’s Daughter poses powerful questions and examines moral issues in relation to society’s fears and prejudices.

When Monkey Baa first presented Hitler’s Daughter in 2006, the notion of a factual and historical event being told through the ‘story’ of a fictional character was exciting in that it allowed audiences to immerse themselves in history as it came to life onstage. The audience is left with the lingering question, as Mark is: Did Hitler really have a daughter? Was she real?

Today, in an age of fake news and fact manipulation, extreme ideologies and rising nationalism, there has never been a more important and relevant time to present this work. Hitler’s Daughter demands its young audiences to question the reality of truth, and notions of personal responsibility and prejudice.

Based on the book by Jackie French
Adapted for the stage by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge & Tim McGarry
Directed by Sandra Eldridge
Lighting Designer Luiz Pampolha
Set and Costume Designer Imogen Ross
Sound Designer Jed Silver
The Voice of Hitler is played by Markus Weber

PRICES

Adult/Child (2-18 years): $25
Conc (Pensioners & Seniors): $18
School Groups: click here for further information

TRANSACTION FEES

Counter Sales: no transaction fee
Online Bookings: $2 per transaction
Telephone Bookings: $5.50 per transaction
Postage (if required): $5 per order

ENCORE DINING

Our Encore Café & Bar will be open for drinks and snacks before and after the show. To view our All Day Menu click here. There will specials available on the day.

For further information please contact our Box Office on 1300 788 503.

RUNNING TIME (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Approximately 60 mins (no interval)

RECOMMENDED FOR
Ages 10+

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Monkey Baa Theatre Company
Sydney Jewish Museum
Australia Council for the Arts
Create NSW
Arts on Tour

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