Bent Bent
Independent Theatre
The Goodwood Theatre
13 Nov 2020 to 21 Nov 2020
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Adult $37.50
Concession $32.50
Group (Good for 10) $250.00
Feast Adult Special $32.00
Feast Con. Special $27.00

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Martin Sherman’s ground-breaking play begins in Berlin in June 1934, on the “Night of the Long Knives”, when Hitler issued an order to purge all homosexuals from the Army. Max, a small-timer wheeler-dealer, and his dancer boyfriend, Rudy, are recovering from a night of debauchery with an SA trooper, when two soldiers burst into their apartment, thus forcing them on a nightmare odyssey through Nazi Germany – through a Berlin nightclub, a forest hideout, a prison-train, and, ultimately, Dachau concentration camp. Ever the survivor, in Dachau, Max elects to wear the Yellow Jewish Star rather than the Pink Triangle for homosexuals, because homosexuals are ranked on a lower scale even than the Jews.

But, it’s in the dehumanising grind of the prison stone-yards that he learns, from fellow-prisoner, Horst, love, acceptance, sacrifice and ultimate redemption.

Starring Ian McKellen as Max, this landmark play premiered at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 1979. The following year, on Br ...more
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