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21 May 2015 The Guardian

Into That Darkness

By Robert David MacDonald. A Citizens Theatre review.

IN 1970, after being convicted of the murder of 900,000 people, Franz Stangl agreed to a series of interviews by Gitta Sereny. The writer wanted to know how an ordinary Roman Catholic police officer drawn into the Nazi war machine could rationalise a crime of such magnitude. In this gripping adaptation of her book, the answer turns out to be distressingly mundane. Played by Cliff Burnett, hair slicked back, buttons fastened neurotically to the top, the commandant of the Treblinka extermination camp spends a dense and demanding two acts trying to explain his complicity.

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11 May 2015 The Guardian

Rites

By Cora Bissett and Yusra Warsama. A National Theatre of Scotland review.

ENGAGINGLY performed, subtly argued and quietly emotive, this collaboration between the National Theatre of Scotland and Manchester’s Contact takes female genital mutilation as its theme. The practice itself is set out with text-book clarity as part of the verbatim collage of Cora Bissett and Yusra Warsama’s script: it is a painful, abusive and unnecessary operation, rooted in misogyny and misinformation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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