★★★★★ 'One of the most thought-provoking and enjoyable pieces of theatre I have seen in a long while' (The Observer)
Fascism. Resistance. Apathy.
In the town of Balbek the far right are about to seize power. At the local theatre Aymeric dreams of celebrity; Lucas longs for a liberal revolution; Michael is seduced by the extremists. Juliette Demba is in fear for her life.
As this political earthquake convulses society Aymeric must make his choice: resist the forces of hatred or harness them for his own success.
Directed by Kirsty Housley (The Encounter), Mephisto [A Rhapsody] is a searing contemporary response to Klaus Mann’s banned, and fiercely political cult novel. It is based on the real life story of Gustaf Gründgens whose dreams of fame led him to betray everything, and at the peak of his career, perform Faust for Hitler. Samuel Gallet’s urgent new play asks, what would you sacrifice to do the right thing?
Find out more about the story of Mephisto [A Rhapsody], read our blog here.
Read the interview with director Kirsty Housley
Read the rehearsal diary by Assistant Director Kaleya Baxe
Does Art Have the Power to Change the System? Our Artistic Director, Ellen McDougall speaks to cast members, Subika Anwar-Khan and Tamzin Griffin. Listen to our podcast here!