Actor Thespis International Monodrama Festival 2002
THESPIS 5th International Monodrama Festival
Award for Best Play Netherlands 2010
WINNER: The Stage Special Award for Acting
Excellence 2015 (Playing Maggie)
The 20th centurys most notorious tyrant is daringly and
divisively brought to the stage in one of the most successful and powerful solo
works ever presented.
Looking uncomfortably like the Führer, Utton stands before a
huge Nazi banner addressing his party faithful. He furnishes his audience with
an acute anatomy of fascism; its ideological justifications; its poisoned
utopias. They are in the presence of an utterly compelling idealist, and are
helplessly drawn in to his warped logic. Hitlers final performance seems over
as he settles into pre-suicidal contemplation.
We know the rest
But Utton has reserved a sting for his
tale A sting so powerful that it pushes the audience into looking within
themselves to question their own prejudice and intolerance. Utton doesnt stop
in the bunker. He plumbs the very source of racism and exposes just how near
the surface of our own lives lurks its insidious influence.
This is live theatre at its best with a theme and subject
that touches us all. It is powerful, dramatic, challenging, divisive,
illustrative and educational. It is utterly provocative and totally necessary.
Everyone should experience it.
The sting is in the tail. Hitler is alive in nineties Britain
an ever present malignancy Unashamedly theatre with a message, with a
vengeance A tour de force. THE STAGE
Uttons superb performance makes the
Führer tangible yet terrifying. This is an extremely clever warning. Truly
powerful theatre. THE HERALD
|Date:||Thursday 3 November 2016|
|Venue:||The Quarry Theatre|
|Cost:||£12 (£10 concessions)|
|Running Time:||80mins (no interval)|
|Age Suitability:||13 yrs +|