“On the way over I saw three vipers copulating…I know what you’re thinking…monogamy is under threat.”
1943. Four months into the Nazi occupation of Tunisia. You’re imprisoned in a labour camp. You’re buried up to your neck in the middle of the burning hot desert. You’re dying of thirst, you miss your wife and your best friend just pissed on your face.
How could things possibly get any worse?
Eleanor Rhode directs the world premiere of Once Upon A Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia – a brutally comic new play by Josh Azouz about home and identity, marriage and survival, blood and feathers.
Josh Azouz’s plays include The Mikvah Project (Orange Theatre Theatre and Yard Theatre) and Buggy Baby (Yard Theatre). Eleanor Rhode has recently directed Rust (Bush Theatre/HighTide), King John (RSC) and Boudica (Shakespeare’s Globe).
Age Recommendation: 14+
Adrian Edmondson gives a superb performance as an eccentric Nazi in Josh Azouz’s absurdist historical drama
A profound, rich piece pregnant with a multitude of emotions and meanings
Adrian Edmondson steals the show
Adrian Edmondson is hypnotically odd in this risky black comedy
A comically dark and stirring, if at times slightly winding, glimpse into a not so well-known time
Edmondson is without doubt the star of the evening
Flawed theatre but a great experiment
Horror, humour and forgotten history
A wartime love story with some laughs but little tension
This meandering, clever-dick comedy about Nazism constantly undercuts horror with glib jokes