Summer 1940. On a peaceful morning in her Washington D.C. living room, widow Fanny Farrelly anxiously awaits the return of her daughter and her German husband, fleeing Europe with their children.
As night falls, dark secrets emerge, and this American sanctuary becomes even more dangerous than what they left behind.
Known for her success on Broadway (The Little Foxes, The Children's Hour) Lillian Hellman was also a brilliant activist, ahead of her time. WATCH ON THE RHINE is her masterpiece political thriller, given a timely revival by director Ellen McDougall.
Show warnings: please note this section contains spoilers
The play contains references to concentration camps, shooting, bombing and refugees all in the context of WWII.
There are also references to gambling, bribery and murder.
There are scenes of physical violence.
2 hours 30 minutes (incl. interval)
December 16th, 2022
January 4th, 2023
5 reviews on Show-Score
By: Lillian Hellman
Director: Ellen McDougall
Cast list: Patricia Hodge, Kate Duchêne, Caitlin FitzGerald, John Light, Carlyss Peer, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Mark Waschke, David Webber, Finley Glasgow, Tamar Laniado, Chloe Raphael, Bertie Caplan and Henry Hunt
Design: Basia Bińkowska
Lighting: Azusa Ono
Sound: Tingying Dong
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CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: Monday 23 January 7.30pm
AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: Saturday 28 January 2.30pm, touch tour at 1pm
BSL PERFORMANCE: Saturday 21 January 2.30pm
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