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Photos: Go Inside Opening Night Of THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF HERSCHEL GRYNSPAN

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THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF HERSCHEL GRYNSPAN brings to life a story that has hitherto been confined to the backwaters of history.

Running for three exclusive performances at Above the Stag as part of the NOT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL, images of the opening night on Thursday 20th August have been released.

Check them out below!

Ticketing link: https://abovethestag.org.uk/cabaret-lounge/the-strange-affair-of-herschel-grynspan-hkpg9-26er4

Brought to you by Theatre Cobra - theatre that strikes at the heart of the audience - in association with Fractured Time Productions and Ruby In The Dust Theatre.

With a mix of music old and new and a script written by Linnie Reedman, THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF HERSCHEL GRYNSPAN brings to life a story that has hitherto been confined to the backwaters of history. On the 7th of November 1938 a desperate 17-year-old Jewish refugee walked into the German Embassy in Paris and shot a German diplomat. The Third Reich retaliated with the mass pogrom that became known as 'Kristallnacht'. The slight but beautiful teenage boy inadvertently became an international celebrity. Herschel claimed he was driven by the plight of the Jews. But under international scrutiny a very different story emerged.

Thoroughly researched by Reedman, the drama includes original compositions by Arnoud Breitbarth. Enhanced by vintage video projections, the real life characters are given a fresh and fascinating make-over in this homage to an unsung hero of the time. Part cabaret, part tragedy it resonates with themes that are still relevant today.

The multi-talented cast includes Ross William Wild (Elvis Presley in Million Dollar Quartet), former frontman of Spandau Ballet and lead singer of his critically acclaimed band, Mercutio, recently signed to Universal Music, Madeleine McMahon (Beatrix Potter - Everyman Theatre, Eastenders), Claire-Monique Martin (Jerry Springer: The Opera, The Great Gatsby Musical) Scholarship graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) in New York City, Freddie King (Proud - MTFestUK 2021, Peter Pan Under the Bridge), Joe Wiltshire Smith (The History Boys, Sam Wanamaker Festival Shakespeare's Globe and Elliot Pritchard (Chorus of Others: Frantic Assembly's 25th Anniversary - National Theatre, Peter Pan Regents Park Open Air Theatre). Creative Associate of Jermyn Street Theatre.

The title role is played by Tristan Pegg (The Merry Wives of Windsor, RSC; The Shape of the Impossible, National Theatre.

It is directed by Scott Le Crass, Associate Director for Pleasure Dome Theatre Company and whose previous productions include A Midsummer Night's Dream, Lear, Lorna Doone, The Importance of Being Earnest, Macbeth and mostly recently an adaptation of J.M. Barrie's The Twelve Pound Look, filmed in association with Exmoor Studios)

THE SHOW IS RUNNING UNTIL SUNDAY 22nd AUGUST, with the final two performances on that day at 3.30pm and 6pm

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT: https://abovethestag.org.uk/cabaret-lounge/the-strange-affair-of-herschel-grynspan-hkpg9-26er4

Website: https://abovethestag.org.uk/cabaret-lounge

Photo credit: John-Christian Jacques

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night Of THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF HERSCHEL GRYNSPAN
Tristan Pegg, Ross William Wild

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night Of THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF HERSCHEL GRYNSPAN
Ross William Wild, Joe Wiltshire Smith

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night Of THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF HERSCHEL GRYNSPAN
Tristan Pegg, Madeleine McMahon

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night Of THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF HERSCHEL GRYNSPAN
Tristan Pegg, Ross William Wild

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night Of THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF HERSCHEL GRYNSPAN
Elliot Pritchard, Tristan Pegg

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night Of THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF HERSCHEL GRYNSPAN
Elliot Pritchard

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night Of THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF HERSCHEL GRYNSPAN
Freddie King, Madeleine McMahon

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night Of THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF HERSCHEL GRYNSPAN
Ross William Wild

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night Of THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF HERSCHEL GRYNSPAN
Tristan Pegg, Claire-Monique Martin - Photo: John-Christian Jacques

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night Of THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF HERSCHEL GRYNSPAN
Tristan Pegg, Claire-Monique Martin, Ross William Wild

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night Of THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF HERSCHEL GRYNSPAN
Tristan Pegg, Joe Wiltshire Smith

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night Of THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF HERSCHEL GRYNSPAN
Claire-Monique Martin


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