EAST OF BERLIN by Hannah Moscovitch 

Standing outside his father’s study in Paraguay, Rudi is smoking cigarettes. It has been seven years since he left his family and their history behind him. As a teenager Rudi grew up blissfully unaware his father was a Nazi SS doctor at Auschwitz. When a friend reveals the truth, Rudi flees to Berlin to invent a new life. In the archives of a library he meets Sarah, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. Rudi’s path to redemption blurs as the past catches up with him and he is forced to confront his father and their history.


Moscovitch’s play hits all the right notes with fantastic sense of tempo, pressure and heart. The balance between history and emotion is superbly executed, and you are left with a very satisfying feeling of both horror and love in your heart, a very grim and sweet taste in your mouth...Director Blythe Stewart has found the beauty in the piece’s intensity and subtlety – she directs with a gentle hand allowing it a sense of delicate, clear emotion, which has a very young but surprisingly rooted and almost wise feel to it.   A Younger Theatre

Intense and sharply witty  ★★★★  The Stage 

Dark, tragic and thought provoking  ★★★★  The Upcoming

Moscovitch and her director Blythe Stewart are to be congratulated for providing a thoughtful exploration of a sensitive aspect of recent history  ★★★★  What'sOnStage 

Immensely thought-provoking and incredibly intense, Moscovitch's outstanding writing is supported by a supreme production and extraordinary cast. Uncomfortable and subtly shocking it's an extreme yet elating piece of theatre  ★★★★★  Grumpy Gay Critic


Writer Hannah Moscovitch 

Producer Robyn Keynes

Designer Holly Piggot 

Lighting Designer Seth Rook Williams

Photography Ori Jones  


Rudi Jordan McCurrach

Hermann Tom Lincoln

Sarah Jo Herbert