Taken At Midnight (Modern Plays) by Mark Hayhurst

By Mark Hayhurst

In your quest for respectability i feel we will be able to say you've been conversing out of either corners of your mouth. One nook talks in your wealthy backers, the opposite on your street-fighters.

1931. Hans Litten is without doubt one of the so much celebrated legal professionals in Berlin, famed for his superb brain and the rhetorical aptitude with which he defends these battling again opposed to the speedily growing to be Nazi circulation. So, whilst he calls Herr Hitler as celebrity witness within the trial of a band of murderous SA males, the baby-kisser feels the whole strength of Litten's mind, wit and courage.

It arouses in Hitler a sense he cannot abide or overlook. years later, at the evening of the Reichstag hearth, Litten is arrested. he's held with no trial, overwhelmed, tortured, and threatened as 'an enemy of human society'. As Litten disappears into the Nazi process, his indomitable mom, Irmgard, confronts his captors and, at huge, immense own chance, fights to safe his release.

This riveting drama by way of the author of The guy Who Crossed Hitler explores Irmgard's fight, her son's resistance, and the heroic conflict of the vulnerable opposed to the robust, fact opposed to lies and moms opposed to murderers.

Taken At Midnight acquired its international most popular on 26 September 2014 on the Minerva Theatre, Chichester. This version positive factors an creation by means of the author.

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