Once Upon A Time In Nazi Occupied Tunisia
By Josh Azouz, Directed by Eleanor Rhode
21 Aug — 18 Sep 2021
“A dazzlingly talented play”
“A brave, hilarious and singular play. Adrian Edmondson gives a superb performance”
“Gripping performances create an emotional core for this stylised wartime comedy-drama”
“Spain was our home until it wasn’t,
Russia was our home until it wasn’t,
Germany was our home until it wasn’t,
France was our home until it wasn’t,
Tunisia was our home…”
1943. Four months into the Nazi occupation of Tunisia. Two couples – one Muslim and one Jewish – are trying to survive war and marriage, and save themselves from a Nazi named Grandma.
Eleanor Rhode directs the world premiere of Once Upon A Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia – a vivid, brutally comic and heartbreaking new play by Josh Azouz about home, identity, and survival.
Josh Azouz’s plays include The Mikvah Project (Orange Tree Theatre and Yard Theatre) and Buggy Baby (Yard Theatre). Eleanor Rhode has recently directed Rust (Bush Theatre/HighTide), King John (RSC) and Boudica (Shakespeare’s Globe).
The Genesis Foundation Kickstart Fund has supported Josh Azouz on the development of Once Upon A Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia.
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Writer Josh Azouz
Direction Eleanor Rhode
Design Max Johns
Light Jess Bernberg
Sound David Gregory
Casting Director Ginny Schiller CDG
Fight Direction Rachel Bown-Williams & Ruth Cooper-Brown of Rc-Annie Ltd
Assistant Director Sepy Baghaei