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bloominauschwitz short film

Written by Richard Fredman

Performed by: Patrick Morris

Directed by: Rachel Aspinwall

Produced by: Sarah Crompton

Menagerie commissioned and developed this new piece over a 3-year period.  We previewed it at several venues in 2015, when it won BEST NEW PLAY AWARD at the Brighton Fringe.  The final preview was a special invitation to the international Progressive Theatre Festival at the Czech National Theatre, Brno, where it went down a storm.

After final re-writes, the production will officially launch at the Edinburgh Fringe in Summer 2016, followed by a UK tour and further international dates.  Stay with us for full and further details.

Written by Richard Fredman, bloominauschwitz imagines Leopold Bloom breaking free of James Joyce’s great novel ‘Ulysses’ to re-discover his Jewish roots.  Bloom bounds back and forth through time and across Europe and bumbles into the dark heart of the 20th century – and that’s just the half of it.  Mixing clownish antics with high drama, rich text and powerful imagery, it features Menagerie’s own Patrick Morris in the role of Bloom.  And, in case you’re wondering…you do not have to read ‘Ulysses’ to enter the world of this play.  bloominauschwitz meets you more than halfway!

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