Pride på National: Pip Uttons «Adolf»
Med forestillingen Adolf går skuespiller og forfatter Pip Utton dypere inn i hver og en av oss, hvor de virkelig ubehagelige spørsmålene bor.
Velkommen til Adolf Hitlers sykelige avskjedshilsen fra bunkeren. En siste krampetrekning før Det tredje rikes selvmord. Og resten er historie. Eller?
Det er ikke Uttons sveis, løsbart eller naziflagget i bakgrunnen som er mest skremmende i denne akutte nødvendigheten av en monolog.
Av og med: Pip Utton. Regi: Guy Masterson.
Sagt om forestillingen:
- «Terrifying, searing, transfixing… It is quite impossible to be anything other than totally absorbed by Utton’s performance. Adolf reaffirms the need and worth for political theatre.» (The Scotsman)
- «Unashamedly theatre with a message, with a vengeance … A tour de force.» (The Stage)
- «One of the most important plays of this generation.» (Fine Print - India)
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The 20th Century’s most notorious tyrant is daringly and divisively brought to the stage in one of the most successful and powerful solo works ever presented.
Looking uncomfortably like the Fuhrer, Utton stands before a huge Nazi banner addressing his party faithful. He furnishes his audience with an acute anatomy of fascism; its ideological justifications; its poisoned utopias. They are in the presence of an utterly compelling idealist, and are helplessly drawn in to his warped logic. Hitler's final performance seems over as he settles into pre-suicidal contemplation.
We know the rest ... But Utton has reserved a sting for his tale ... A sting so powerful that it pushes the audience into looking within themselves to question their own prejudice and intolerance.
Utton doesn't stop in the bunker.He plumbs the very source of racism and exposes just how near the surface of our own lives lurks its insidious influence.
What made Adolf Hitler so compulsive? How could any cultured person follow him to destruction, desolation and genocide to leave a long deep scar on the 20th century?How do the extremist parties of today command such huge followings all over the world?
Pip Utton's amazing play takes his audience on a journey into themselves, gently coaxing an understanding of the mindset of a nation that could allow a man such as Hitler to take control …
This is live theatre at its best with a theme and subject that touches us all. It is powerful, dramatic, challenging, divisive, illustrative and educational. It is utterly provocative and totally necessary. Everyone should experience it.