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Taken At Midnight

Minerva Theatre
26 Sep - 25 Oct 2014

Designed by Rob Jones
 
'In your quest for respectability I think we can say you have been talking out of both corners of your mouth. One corner talks to your rich  backers, the other to your street-fighters.’
 
1931. Hans Litten is one of the most celebrated lawyers in Berlin, famed for his brilliant mind and the rhetorical flair with which he defends those fighting back against the rapidly growing Nazi
movement. So, when he calls Herr Hitler as star witness in the trial of a band of murderous SA men, the politician feels the full force of Litten’s intellect, wit and courage.
 
It arouses in Hitler a feeling he can’t abide or forget. Two years later, on the night of the Reichstag fire, Litten is arrested. He is held  without trial, beaten, tortured, and threatened as ‘an enemy of human society’.
 
As Litten disappears into the Nazi system, his indomitable mother, Irmgard, confronts his captors and, at enormous personal risk, fights to secure his release.
 
This riveting drama explores her struggle, her son’s resistance and the heroic battle of the weak against the powerful, truth against lies and mothers against murderers.
 
Mark Hayhurst wrote the BBC film The Man Who Crossed Hitler and 37 Days, a major factual drama series for the BBC’s WW1 Centenary in 2014. Penelope Wilton makes a longawaited
return to Chichester to play Irmgard Litten, following her performance as Vita Sackville-West in Vita and Virginia (1992). Jonathan Church is Chichester Festival Theatre’s Artistic Director.
 

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