I am a Camera by John Van Druten
October 2020 (TBC)
Tenterden Town Hall
Originally adapted from Christopher Isherwood’s novel Goodbye to Berlin, I Am a Camera is John Van Druten’s sassy, moving and glamorous play that sparked the hit musical Cabaret – one not to miss!
I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking.
It’s 1930 in buzzing Berlin and Sally Bowles is on the rise as a cabaret night-club performer. Christopher Isherwood is an author struggling to make ends meet when Sally blunders into his life and implodes both their worlds in a series of ill-judged actions. In the looming Nazi take-over of Germany and the Jewish community’s plight, how will they survive the ruins of a society on the edge of war?
I Am a Camera will be directed by Louisa Nelson Chambers, director of Follies in February 2019. Audition details to follow!
Here’s a brief overview of the characters:
Christoher Isherwood (male) – aspiring British writer in search to do the right thing
Fraulein Schneider (female)
Fritz Wendel (male) – German Jewish
Sally Bowles (female) – British cabaret performer in search of stardom at any cost
Natalia Landauer (female) – German Jewish shop owner
Clive Mortimer (male) – prosperous and manipulative American socialite
Mrs Watson-Courtneidge (female)