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Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
★★★★ 'Penelope Wilton gives a profoundly moving performance' The Sunday Times

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Returning to the West End after a five-year absence, Penelope Wilton reprises her role as Irmgard in Taken at Midnight, transferring to the Theatre Royal Haymarket from a  sold-out season in Chichester. 

Last seen in the West End opposite Jude Law’s Hamlet in 2009, Penelope Wilton stars Ias rmgard, the mother of celebrated lawyer Hans Litten who puts Hitler on the witness stand in 1930s Germany with devastating consequences.

★★★★ 'Penelope Wilton gives a profoundly moving performance' The Sunday Times

★★★★ 'Gripping. Penelope Wilton shines in Mark Hayhurst’s deeply engrossing drama about the high price of resisting tyranny' The Guardian 

★★★★ 'Intensely absorbing' The Times

★★★★'Hayhurst’s drama, inevitably harrowing, is nevertheless permeated with Litten’s own ineradicable wit and passionate sense of the importance of art' Daily Telegraph 

★★★★ 'Penelope Wilton gives a profoundly moving performance' The Sunday Times

★★★★'Jonathan Church directs a still and elegant production with notable confidence. Penelope Wilton (gives a) magnificent stage performance' Evening Standard 

Staged as part of Chichester Festival Theatre’s Hidden Histories season, Irmgard’s relationship with her son, Hans, and her courageous efforts to help him are at the heart of this compelling new play. Building his reputation on drama documentaries which explore key historical moments, Mark Hayhurst also wrote 37 Days, a major factual drama series for the BBC’s WW1 Centenary in 2014.

In Taken At Midnight, his theatre debut, Hayhurst casts light on a universal theme as the mother of brilliant German Jewish lawyer Hans Litten fights for his release against the seemingly impossible might of the Nazi regime. Fearless and indomitable she confronts his captors at enormous personal risk. The unquestionable love of a mother for her son is put centre stage in Hayhurst’s study of the horrors of pre-war Nazi Germany.

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Additional Information

Running time

2hrs 20mins including an interval. Monday to Saturday 7.30pm and Wednesday and Saturday 3pm

Performance dates

Thursday 15 January 2015 to Saturday 14 March 2015 (8 weeks only)

Venue Information

Theatre Royal HaymarketHaymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT

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