Upstairs Theatre presents...

Alfred’s War

Writer: Marilyn Ricci, Director: Tilly Branson, Producer: Keeley Lane

Finished run

AGES: 14+
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Ten days before the Allied liberation of Brussels in 1944, Alfred Adler, a German Jew, is passing as an Afrikaans businessman trading with the Nazis. He hasn’t managed, however, to get ‘soi- disant’ (so-called) removed from his papers. Despite this, he’s hiding another Jew and anti-semitic Belgian

Nationalists on the third floor of his house, renting the second floor to disillusioned Gestapo people whilst running guns and information to the Belgian Resistance. Denounced as a collaborator when the Brits arrive he’s jailed but still can’t reveal his true identity. All Germans, including Jews, are being rounded up because Jewish collaboration was not unknown. He narrowly escapes the death penalty.

Based on a true story, this play is entirely relevant today as it confronts the deadly and complex consequences of economic meltdown, war, forced migration and so-called outsider groups.

This show is being developed and rehearsed at Derby Theatre and Upstairs At The Western ready for 2018 and is a work in progress sharing of the production.

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Show Times

Fri 15th Dec
7.30pm to 9.00pm
Pay What You Feel
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