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In 1941, fleeing the Nazis, Marxist playwright Bertolt Brecht arrived in America where he met English actor and Hollywood star Charles Laughton. Attracted to each other like celestial objects they embarked on translating and adapting Brecht’s play Life of Galileo for its American premiere, with Laughton playing the lead, while history, in the form of the atomic bomb and the House Un-American Activities, exerted its pull.



Bertolt Brecht – Peter Saracen

Charles Laughton – Edmund Dehn


Performance Dates

Sunday 6th & Monday 7th September 7.00pm

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions)


Writing Brecht

Contact name: Charlotte Ryland
Contact email: charlotte.ryland@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk
Website: White Bear Theatre
Audience: Open to all