Australian acting royalty, Robyn Nevin (The MatrixThe Castle), gives the performance of her career in the critically acclaimed play by Academy Award winner Christopher Hampton, A German Life. Directed by fellow luminary Neil Armfield (Candy, Cloudstreet), A German Life is a theatrical tour-de-force about one ordinary woman’s extraordinary experiences during the Second World War.

The Australian called it “An extraordinary solo performance” and the Adelaide Advertiser said, “Robyn Nevin delivers a defining moment in her acting career”. “Genius” said the Australian Financial Review and The Saturday Paper hailed it as “A pitch-perfect solo performance”.

In this Australian premiere, Robyn Nevin plays Brunhilde Pomsel, an unassuming woman with good shorthand skills who, almost by chance, came to work in Joseph Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry. Innocent or culpable? That’s the question at the heart of A German Life, a searching play that probes confronting questions for contemporary audiences.

“An extraordinary solo performance.” The Australian
The genius of Nevin, and of director Neil Armfield, is to make Pomsel charming, even likeable.Australian Financial Review
“Robyn Nevin delivers a defining moment in her acting career.” Adelaide Advertiser
  • Warning

    Contains graphic historical footage which may be distressing for some patrons.


    Recommended for those aged 10 years and older. School grades 5+.

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Presented by The Gordon Frost Organisation and QPAC
Originally produced by Adelaide Festival and The Gordon Frost Organisation

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