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FAREWELL MISTER HAFFMANN

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Theatre Royal Bath
Ustinov Studio

One of France’s most successful new plays receives its English language premiere in Bath this summer.

The year is 1942. Paris is under Nazi occupation. Jews are being rounded up. Joseph Haffmann, a Jewish owner of a jewellery shop and his long- standing employee Pierre Vigneau change roles as part of a strange deal which could only take place against the background of an absurd and tragic reality. Joseph Haffmann will transfer the ownership of the jewellery store to Pierre, on the condition that Pierre hides him from the Nazis. In return, Pierre insists that Joseph enter into a very unusual arrangement with Isabelle, Pierre’s wife...

Add to that a Matisse painting, an ‘art loving’ Nazi officer and his outrageous wife, and marital difficulties amplified by the bizarre domestic situation, it is no wonder that Pierre is driven to the brink.

Bath favourite Nigel Lindsay (God of Carnage, Speed-the-Plow) fresh from the hugely acclaimed The Lehman Trilogy in the West End, joins the previously announced stage and screen star Lisa Dillon (Cranford, Bright Young Things); West End stars Josefina Gabrielle(Olivier Award nominee for Oklahoma!, Sweet Charity, Merrily We Roll Along) and Alexander Hanson (The Sound of Music, Sunset Boulevard, Jesus Christ Superstar), and Ciaran Owens(Peaky Blinders, The Windsors).

Director Lindsay Posner returns to the Ustinov Studio fresh from his widely acclaimed production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? One of the UK’s most accomplished directors, his recent productions in Bath include Noises Off, God of Carnage, Stone in his Pockets, She Stoops To Conquer and Hay Fever.

The French play Adieu Monsieur Haffmann by Jean-Philippe Daguerre has been a commercial and critical success in France, and won four Molière Awards in 2018, including Best New Play. It has been one of the longest running plays in France and was recently made into a French movie.

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PERFORMANCES DATES

Mon - Sat 7:30PM

Thurs & Sat 2:30PM

CREATIVES

JEAN-PHILIPPE DAGUERRE | Playwright

JEREMY SAMS | Adaptor

LINDSAY POSNER | Director

PAUL WILLS | Set & Costume Design

TIM MITCHELL | Lighting Design

GILES THOMAS | Composer & Sound Design

REBECCA HOWELL | Choreographer

SERENA HILL | Casting Director

MARTYN SANDS | Production Manager

ROGER RICHARDSON | Company Stage Manager

ROISIN SYMES | Deputy Stage Manager

YASMIN KNOWLES | Assistant Stage Manager

JOAN HUGHES | Costume Supervisor

SAM COX | Wigs Maker & Supervisor

LILY MOLLGAARD | Props Supervisor

LUCY HOWARTH | Wardrobe Assistant

CAST

LISA DILLON | Isabelle Vigneau

JOSEFINA GABRIELLE | Suzanne Abetz

ALEXANDER HANSON | Otto Abetz

NIGEL LINDSAY | Joseph Haffmann

CIARÁN OWENS | Pierre Vigneau

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