Adapted by Ingrid Garner. Directed by Craig Tyrl. Ages 12+
During the great depression, when she is nine, Eleanor’s family moves from her beloved America to Germany, where a new job awaits her father. But war breaks out as her family is crossing the Atlantic and return to the United States becomes impossible. Eleanor struggles to maintain stability, hope and identity in a world of terror and contrasts.
This true story, with its themes of social and political turmoil, is strikingly relevant almost 80 years later. Ingrid Garner, the show’s writer and sole performer, enacts the universal yet seldom reported experience of civilians in wartime. In a thoroughly physical production, accompanied by sound, images and video, the audience is immersed in her grandmother’s harrowing journey of survival.
Telegraph’s #1 Theatre Pick, Edinburgh Fringe 2017
WINNER! ‘Critics Choice Award’ Fringe World 2015, Perth, Australia.
★★★★★ “The powerful story is unforgettable – a must-see for history buffs and theatre-aficionados alike”