Dame Maggie Smith’s 1st theatrical performance in 12 years
When we raved about film There’s Nothing Like A Dame we never thought we’d see Dame Maggie tread the boards again but she returns to London for the 1st time in 12 years in a new one-woman play called A German Life based on the actual testimony of Brunhilde Pomsel, who once worked for Joseph Goebbels. Runs 6/4 to 11/5/19. Tickets The Downton Abbey film is expected to be released in September.
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UPDATE: This production is available to watch for free on Instagram until 30/3/20. Details
WORTH A LOOK?: *****
WHERE?: Hampstead Theatre RUNTIME: 85 minutes (no interval)
WHEN?: 22/10, press night 25/10, runs until 24/11/18
There are 2 areas of the programme that include the words: ‘This sealed section contains a spoiler: Please ask a member of staff to open it for you after the play’ and we wouldn’t dream of divulging the twist at the end that throws everything the audience has just seen on its head.
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