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Cost £18/ £16 concessions. All previews £10.
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“This age wanted heroes. It got us instead.”

Berlin. 1932. A group of artists and communists throw a decadent party to celebrate the coming new year. But as the country succumbs to the seduction of Nazism they are forced to choose between integrity and survival.

Shocking and provocative, the play caused a sensation when it was first performed. From Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Tony Kushner, A Bright Room Called Day examines the darkest reaches of the human heart.

“Brash, audacious, intoxicatingly visionary.” Chicago Tribune
“A juggernaut of a play” San Francisco Weekly
“Not since Williams has a playwright announced his poetic vision with such authority” The New Yorker

Praise for Secret Heart’s production of The Illusion:
“Astonishingly modern. Heartstopping.” Michael Billington, The Guardian

Post Show Talks (free to those with a ticket for that evening’s performance)
Tuesday 29 July – Dr Christopher Dillon (Modern European History lecturer at King’s College) will give a 30 minute lecture on the rise and demise of the Communist party in Weimar Germany.
Thursday 31 July – Director Seb Harcombe (former Head of Acting at RADA) and the cast will discuss the rehearsal process, and the challenges of representing Nazi Germany on stage.

Please note that there is smoking on stage throughout the performance.

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