- by Monkey Baa Theatre Company
- on the novel by Jackie French
- 25 February - 7 May
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This award winning show tells the story of Hitler’s Daughter through the eyes of four Australian children Mark, Ben, Anna and Tracey. As the friends wait for the school bus in country Australia one rainy morning Anna begins to tell the tale of Heidi, daughter of the most hated man in history. The play switches between 1940’s Nazi Germany and contemporary Australia as one of the friends, Mark, becomes engrossed in Anna’s story.
Could Heidi have stopped the atrocities of genocide, war and hate her father raged on the world during World War II? Would he have acted differently in her place? Heidi’s story leads him to question his own identity and the world around him. Hitler’s Daughter opened in 2006 and continues to go from strength to strength. In 2013 the show will complete a ten-week US tour (see tour link for details).
Winner – 2007 Helpmann Award– Best Children’s Presentation
Winner – 2007 APACA Drover Award for Touring Excellence
Winner – 2006 Drover Special Panel Award
|Adapted by||Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge & Tim McGarry|
|Lighting Designer||Luiz Pampolha|
|Sound Designer||Jeremy Silver|
|Cast 2011||Melle Stewart, Kate Worsley, Michael Gupta, Robert Jago|
|Cast 2006||Mikaela Martin, Tahli Corin, Matthew Goodwin, Nathan Carter, Tim McGarry|
|Supporters||Sydney Jewish Museum, Healthway, Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation, Arts On Tour, James N. Kirby Foundation.|
‘Emotive and gripping’ Australian Jewish News
‘Wonderful performances…moving and beautifully handled… it stayed with me for weeks’ Low Down Magazine.
‘Evocative and entertaining…deft and poignant’ Launceston Review
‘The journey was spellbinding’ The Gladstone Observer
Download extensive PDFs full of education resource materials recommended for students stage 3 and stage 4.
2012 Sydney Dates
19th Oct – 2nd Nov Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre, Sydney
USA Tour Schedule 2013
25 Feb–1 March Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville, TN