Last Updated on 20th November 2017
Brecht’s Fear and Misery of the Third Reich comes to Brockley Jack presented by Aequitas Theatre Company.
Aequitas Theatre Company are to present Bertolt Brecht’s Fear and Misery of the Third Reich at the Brockley Jack Studio Theatre from 16 January to 3 February 2018.
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.
Brecht was a pioneer and theatrical genius whose work not only commented on the politics of the 1930’s, but also strove to foster change. His work is renowned worldwide and he is credited with the construction of a new method of performance. His influence spreads far and wide. Fear and Misery of the Third Reich was begun in 1937, with the first eight playlets performed in 1938, as Hitler rose to power in Germany.
Fear and Misery of the Third Reich features Clark Alexander; Faye Maughan; Latanya Santana Peterkin; William Ross-Fawcett; Rhiannon Sommers and Hugo Trebels. The production is directed by Rachael Bellis, designed by Afke Laarakker, lighting and sound design by Chuma Emembolu, and composed by Clifford Hughes. Translation by John Willett.