By Mark Hayhurst
1931. Hans Litten is likely one of the so much celebrated attorneys in Berlin, famed for his tremendous brain and the rhetorical aptitude with which he defends these combating again opposed to the quickly growing to be Nazi circulation. So, while he calls Herr Hitler as superstar witness within the trial of a band of murderous SA males, the baby-kisser feels the total strength of Litten's mind, wit and courage.
It arouses in Hitler a sense he cannot abide or disregard. years later, at the evening of the Reichstag fireplace, Litten is arrested. he's held with out trial, crushed, tortured, and threatened as 'an enemy of human society'. As Litten disappears into the Nazi procedure, his indomitable mom, Irmgard, confronts his captors and, at huge, immense own hazard, fights to safe his release.
This riveting drama via 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 strong, fact opposed to lies and moms opposed to murderers.
Taken At Midnight bought its global most popular on 26 September 2014 on the Minerva Theatre, Chichester. This version beneficial properties an advent via the author.
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Taken At Midnight (Modern Plays) by Mark Hayhurst