Eleanor's Story - Part 1
Ingrid Garner wrote and performs the internationally acclaimed, theatrical adaptation of her grandmother Eleanor Ramrath Garner's award-winning memoir, detailing her youth as an American caught in WWII Berlin.
Festival audiences also have the opportunity to see Eleanor's Story Part 2 - Life After War at 2.30pm. Tickets are available for each show individually or as a discounted ticket for both shows.
Why not make a day of it and enjoy lunch at Perth Theatre between shows? Add soup and a sandwhich for just £5 (book until 12noon the day before). If you've already booked your tickets, you can add your lunch order here.
Part 1: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany
Adapted by Ingrid Garner. Directed by Craig Tyrl. Ages 12+
During the Great Depression, when she is nine, Eleanor's family moves from her beloved America to Germany, where a new job awaits her father. But war breaks out as her family is crossing the Atlantic and return to the United States becomes impossible. Eleanor struggles to maintain stability, hope and identity in a world of terror and contrasts. Her family faces hunger, carpet bombings, gestapo threats, the final fierce battle for Berlin, the Russian invasion, and the terrors of Soviet occupancy.
This true story, with its themes of social and political turmoil, is strikingly relevant almost 80 years later. Ingrid Garner, the show's writer and sole performer, enacts the universal yet seldom reported experience of civilians in wartime. In a thoroughly physical production, accompanied by sound, images and video, the audience is immersed in her grandmother's harrowing journey of survival.
Runing Time: 60 mins. Age Guidance 12+ (Mild sexual references and descriptions of disturbing wartime events.)
Telegraph's #1 Theatre Pick, Edinburgh Fringe 2017
WINNER! 'Critics Choice Award' Fringe World 2015, Perth, Australia.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "The powerful story is unforgettable - a must-see for history buffs and theatre-aficionados alike" - FringeReview.co.uk
Please note that this show and the sequel are excluded from the Best/ Lifetime Friends Multibuy discount.