It is 1968, and in a Plattenbau apartment in East Berlin, Anna and her husband Hans are hosting a party to celebrate his promotion. Despite the strict regulations of Soviet rule and a culture of mass surveillance, tonight there is laughter, toasting and even chocolate cake. But the sight of Hans’ new boss unlocks terrible ghosts from Anna’s past, threatening the life she and Hans are trying to build for themselves in an uncertain time. Read more
1968. East Berlin.
Anna and Hans are married, in love and moving up in the world – but it is a world ruled by suspicion. Who can be trusted when everyone is listening?
Created by playwright Ella Hickson (The Writer) and sound designers Ben and Max Ringham, this tense new thriller is directed by Natalie Abrahami (Machinal). It uses individual audio headsets to give the audience intimate access to events as they unfold over one evening, in East Berlin.
Can we ever escape our past?