“I had no idea what was going on. Or very little. No more than most people. So you can’t make me feel guilty”.
Maggie Smith returns to the stage for the first time in 12 years, in the world premiere of Christopher Hampton’s play, ‘A German Life’.
Drawn from the life and testimony of Brunhilde Pomsel, the play follows the woman who worked as secretary, stenographer and typist for Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels.
‘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’.
Maggie Smith, alone on stage, plays Brunhilde Pomsel.
‘A German Life’ will feature direction by Jonathan Kent and design by Anna Fleischle, and will run at the Bridge Theatre from 6th April to 11th May 2019.