Late in the evening on 11 March, 1938, a man sits in a Jewish bar in Vienna as the German army invades Austria. The other guests flee – as does the owner – but he remains to contemplate his past and his future: bleak though that may be.
After five years of ranting Hitler has crossed over.
He’s returned home. He’s returned to his native land.
Hitler the Austrian – the German leader – is marching home with a grey, grim army.
Is this the start of a new war?
1938 is a dramatic monologue freely adapted from Joseph Roth’s The Emperor’s Tomb. The play opens on the anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War.
Directed by Kate Bannister, Artistic Director of the Jack, and performed by David Bromley.
Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
410 Brockley Road, London, SE4 2DH
Box office: www.brockleyjack.co.uk
or 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 fee for phone bookings only)
Dates: Tuesday 1 to Saturday 5 September 2015
Performances at 7.45pm
Tickets: £10 (suitable for 12+)
Thursday 4th June 2015