Stella Goldschlag was a Jew who betrayed other Jews to the Gestapo - but how far was she herself a victim? A teenager at the time Berlin was ordered to be "judenrein", she initially went into hiding with her parents. But a friend betrayed her, and she was imprisoned, tortured and kept in solitary confinement. She escaped twice but eventually made a deal in the hope that it would stop the torture and save the lives of her family... In 'Blonde Poison' Stella is an older woman looking back at her life. Guilt, denial and fear are layered with wit, grief, and love. Memory is interwoven with lies and false memories in an extraordinary monologue. Based on a true story.
- In English
- 1 hour 30 minutes
"Superb theatre not only because it is crafted so perfectly but also because for days after the show it will leave your heart and mind talking to each other."
Ismail Mohammed, CEO Market Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa
Writer Gail Louw is an award-winning British playwright of Jewish descent. Her grandparents were deported from Berlin to Minsk in 1942, where they were murdered by the Nazis. Her mother and aunt escaped to Israel (then Palestine) as young girls.
Director Robert Chevara is an award-winning theatre and opera director, known in the UK and the US for his startling, controversial, passionate work. This year his productions of Philip Ridley’s 'Vincent River' and Alexis Gregory’s 'Sex/Crime' received huge critical acclaim in the London press.
Actor Dulcie Smart a leading stage actor from New Zealand, who works in international film and television from her home in Berlin. She is also one of Germany's top English-language voice artists, narrating documentary films and audioguides for museums across Europe.
Set Designer Elizabeth Kelly is from San Francisco, California. She studied film and television at New York University and set design at the TU in Berlin. She is also a conceptual video artist. https://kellyelizabethc.wixsite.com/bettykelly