A special experience.
A different kind of drama-documentary.
Solo acting on a simple stage, supplemented with a fiddler and video projection.
Big themes – the hatreds of the second world war, the secrets of those who took part, and of parents, and reconciliation with time.
The man – Matthew Zajac – is telling the story of his Dad, and of his discoveries of alternate accounts of his story after he’d passed away.
Unfortunately, I hadn’t read ahead, and missed the step change when he played himself rather than his Dad.
It’s special, but this was the second of two nights at the Nottingham Playhouse, and there’s only 3 or 4 dates left, so recommendations are kinda too late, but I do recommend it.
(But there is also a book.)
Images – (c) Dog Star Theatre.