Ben Brown Plays - The End of the Night and A Splinter of Ice
Available to watch from 4 Jul 2022 19:30 until 4 Jul 2023 23:00
Experience two brilliantly produced historical dramas in our Ben Brown play package.
Featuring A Splinter of Ice and The End of the NIght you can watch as many times as you like within the available dates.
With Digital Programme: £27.50
Available to watch from: 4 July 2022 - 4 July 2023
THE END OF THE NIGHT
In the final days of World War II, a secret meeting takes place between a member of the World Jewish Congress and one of the most powerful Nazis in Germany – without Hitler's knowledge.
Dr. Felix Kersten, Himmler’s trusted personal physiotherapist, uses his unique position of influence to facilitate a meeting between the architect of The Holocaust and Swedish Jew Norbert Masur. A meeting that could turn Himmler’s thoughts away from the downfall of the Third Reich and towards a course of action that could save thousands of lives.
With battle lines crumbling and lives in the balance, the two men must try to find a way to persuade Himmler to release the last surviving concentration camp prisoners contrary to Hitler’s orders that no Jew should outlast the regime.
Ben Caplan (Call the Midwife) plays World Jewish Congress representative Norbert Masur alongside Richard Clothier (Young Wallander) as prominent Nazi Heinrich Himmler and Michael Lumsden (The Archers) as physiotherapist Felix Kersten. Completing the cast are Audrey Palmer (The Mousetrap) and Olivia Bernstone (Birdsong, Original Theatre).
From the writer of Three Days In May (WhatsOnStage Best New Play Award) and A Splinter of Ice and directed by Alan Strachan, The End of the Night is a tense and absorbing new drama based on a true story.
Filmed at the Park Theatre, London.
Trigger warning: This production features explicit discussion of the Holocaust and contains antisemitic language.
A SPLINTER OF ICE
Moscow, 1987. As the cold war begins to thaw, an extraordinary reunion takes place between one of the great novelists of the twentieth century,Graham Greene, and his old MI6 boss, the notorious Soviet spy, Kim Philby.
It’s taken thirty years and the beginnings of a new world order. As the two men raise their vodka glasses under the watchful eye of Russian memoirist and Philby’s last wife, Rufa, Ben Brown’s compelling political drama asks whether Philby betrayed his friend as well as his country, and how much the writer of The Third Man knew about Philby’s secret life.
From the writer and director team behind the award-winning West End hit play Three Days in May which inspired the Oscar Winning film Darkest Hour. Ben Brown’s coruscating new political drama explores an unlikely friendship. Yet a friendship woven of deceit as well as loyalty.
“One feels for a moment the sharp touch of the icicle in the heart.”
Starring Olivier Award-winning OLIVER FORD DAVIES (Star Wars, Game of Thrones) as Graham Greene, STEPHEN BOXER (The Crown) as Kim Philby and SARA CROWE (Four Weddings and a Funeral) as Rufa Philby.
For Original Theatre: The End of the Night, A Splinter of Ice
Ben Brown’s plays include Four Letter Word (Edinburgh Fringe - Cameron Mackintosh New Writing Award); All Things Considered (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Petit Theatre de Paris, Marian Street Theatre, Sydney, Zimmertheater, Heidelberg); Larkin With Women (Stephen Joseph Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Coventry Belgrade, Manchester Library Theatre, Orange Tree Theatre - Express Play of the Year, TMA Best New Play); The Promise (Orange Tree Theatre) and Three Days in May (National Tour and West End -WhatsOnStage Best New Play).
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