Mark Hayhurst

Taken at Midnight by Mark Hayhurst

Penelope Wilton in Taken at Midnight

My brother Tim and I saw the Haymarket transfer of this play on Thursday night.  Well done play with excellent performances from Wilton and Mark Hutson as mother and son.  Hutson plays the lawyer who put Hitler on the witness stand.  This is the latest in Hayhurst obsessive retelling of this story after a TV play, The Man Who Crossed Hitler and a documentary, Hans Litten vs Adolf Hitler. Kate Kellaway writes in The Observer, “Writing about Nazi Germany well is extraordinarily hard. It needs compassion, balance, lack of sensationalism. Jonathan Church’s first-rate production has all these. And it is an emotional ordeal – as it should be.”

Reviews:
The Observer – Haymarket
The Guardian – Chichester, Minerva Theatre

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