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The Union Theatre in Southwark, south London, have announced new productions for 2016: the UK professional debut of Fear and Misery of the Third Reich and the first UK revival of Road Show.
Fear and Misery of the Third Reich, by Bertolt Brecht and translated by John Willett will run from 6 to 30 January 2016. The black comedy will be directed by Phil Willmott, with set/costume design by Nik Corrall, lighting by Jack Weir and sound by James Nicholson. Cast includes Jeryl Burgess, Harriet Grenville, Christopher Laishley, Tom Williams, Mark Desmond, Joshua Ruhle, Tori Louis, Phil Willmott, Clara Francis, Ben Kerfoot and Feliks Mathur.
Synopsis: "In an interlinked series of snap shots from Hitler's Germany children inform on parents, justice becomes a joke, old loyalties mean nothing and mere survival demands ruthless cunning."
Road Show, with music/lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, will run from 3 February to 5 March 2016. The musical will be directed by Phil Willmott, with set design by Nik Corrall, choreography by Thomas Michael Voss, lighting by Jack Weir, costumes by Nik Corall & Sasha Regan and sound by James Nicholson. Cast includes Howard Jenkins (Addison Meisner), Andre Refig (Wilson Meisner), Steve Watts (Pappa Meisner), Cathryn Sherman (Mamma Meisner) and Joshua Leclaire (Hollis).
Synopsis: "At the turn of the last century old Pa Meisner sends his sons, the charming and ruthless Wilson and the thoughtful, unambitious Addison off to make their fortune. The ill matched pair embark on the story of their lifetime across the U.S. stopping off at some of the key moments which shaped modern America."
Producers are Union Theatre, Phil Willmott Company and Sasha Regan.