What's On - Our Next Performance
26th FEBRUARY 2019
MILLFIELD SCHOOL, SOMERSET
14th MARCH 2019
THE LIGHTHOUSE THEATRE, POOLE
(Public Performance - details to follow)
The play is currently available for productions in schools (Year 6 and up),
for public groups and organisations or theatres near you
from January 2019 and on.
Please contact us for dates, prices and availability.
And Then They Came for Me is a unique experience… a multimedia play that combines videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Eva Schloss and Ed Silverberg with live actors recreating scenes from their lives as teenagers during WW ll. Ed was Anne Frank’s first boyfriend. Eva was the same age as Anne and lived across from her in Amsterdam until Anne and her family went into hiding. Eva and her family were arrested by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps. More than 1.25 million people were killed in Auschwitz-Birkenau where Eva and her family were sent.
Part oral history, part dramatic action, part remembrance, this play brings to life what happened after The Diary of Anne Frank ends. The ensemble-driven play breaks new ground and has been acclaimed by audiences and critics in world-wide productions.
‘After the war, people said it would never happen again, and people didn’t want to talk about it—it was something that happened, let’s forget about it, now we live in a different life. What’s happening now in Bosnia and what’s happening in many other places…we’re still doing the same thing and again the world just looks on.’
-- Eva Schloss
Eva Schloss met some former students of June Trask while speaking in California last year and then contacted June to tour the play in the South West of England. Eva’s request, along with the rise of the ‘alt-right’ in many countries including the US, Germany, France and the UK, and the atrocities that are currently going on in our world today convinced me to re-stage this play. We must not look on.
Photographs from the production can be seen below.