Park Theatre stages Manfred Karge’s Man to Man

Tricia Kelly in Man to Man at Park Theatre.  Photos- Mike Kwasniak.
Tricia Kelly in Man to Man at Park Theatre. Photos- Mike Kwasniak.

Danielle Tarento has followed up a successful, sell-out run at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester by taking the production of Manfred Karge’s one-woman play Man To Man to London’s Park Theatre.

Directed by Tilly Branson, Tricia Kelly has returned as the widow, Ella, who takes on the identity of her dead husband.

It’s a rare British production of this enthralling play that premiered at the Traverse in 1987, catapulting Tilda Swinton to fame.

The show is now playing on the theatre’s Park90 stage until November 30.

As the Nazis come to power in Germany, a young widow discovers that her only means of survival is to take on her dead husband’s job and, with it, his identity.

Her struggle to maintain this extraordinary deception for over 40 years forms the focus of this hauntingly poetic and utterly gripping one-woman tour-de-force.

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