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I am a Camera by John Van Druten

October 2020 (TBC)

Tenterden Town Hall

Originally adapted from Christopher Isherwood’s novel Goodbye to Berlin, I Am a Camera is John Van Druten’s sassy, moving and glamorous play that sparked the hit musical Cabaret – one not to miss!

I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking.

Christopher Isherwood

It’s 1930 in buzzing Berlin and Sally Bowles is on the rise as a cabaret night-club performer. Christopher Isherwood is an author struggling to make ends meet when Sally blunders into his life and implodes both their worlds in a series of ill-judged actions.¬†In the looming Nazi take-over of Germany and the Jewish community’s plight, how will they survive the ruins of a society on the edge of war?

I Am a Camera will be directed by Louisa Nelson Chambers, director of Follies in February 2019. Audition details to follow!

 

Here’s a brief overview of the characters:

Christoher Isherwood (male) – aspiring British writer in search to do the right thing

Fraulein Schneider (female)

Fritz Wendel (male) – German Jewish

Sally Bowles (female) – British cabaret performer in search of stardom at any cost

Natalia Landauer (female) – German Jewish shop owner

Clive Mortimer (male) Рprosperous and manipulative American socialite

Mrs Watson-Courtneidge (female)