Review: Sie Weiss Alles
As the Russians are approaching Berlin, an SS officer, who was a theatre critic (yes, a rather amusing touch that: the Nazi theatre critic, but, he does only do clerical work) before the war, is interrogating an actress about the whereabouts of her father, who, it is suspected, has gone to the Americans. They rehearse the “Get thee to a nunnery … ” scene from Hamlet, which they will perform in front of a high ranking Nazi official as though their lives depend on it, which they in fact do. Watching the intimacy between these two characters of this rehearsal process as the stakes get higher and higher is just lovely!
Beautifully written, directed and acted, there is tangible chemistry between Cairns and Bennett in this delightful show.
There is something so pleasing about watching well crafted, confident and relaxed work — These actors are so in The Zone. — Jane Stone