When: On until 24th November 2018
Where: Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9NP
£: Tickets cost £15/£12
What is it?
Drowned or Saved? by Geoffrey Williams is a new play exploring the life of holocaust survivor and revolutionary thinker Primo Levi. The play is on at the Tristan Bates Theatre in London until 24th November.
Italian-born actor Marco Gambino will play Primo Levi, alongside an international cast including Paula Cassina, Alex Marchi and Eve Niker, in the world-premiere of Drowned or Saved?
Born in Turin in 1919, Levi was an Italian Jew transported to Auschwitz in 1943, at the age of 24. Against all odds he survived the camp, but at what cost?
Written and directed by RADA alumni and former Associate Director at the York Theatre, Geoffrey Williams, Drowned or Saved? depicts Levi as he reflects on having written some of the most significant documents the world has ever seen. The works which detail the horror of his survival are of substantial historical interest because of the composed neutrality of their author. The superhuman effort to maintain such a calm penmanship in spite of such inhumane horrors is brought to the stage through a cross-world journey that pulls from the memories which haunt Levi and unavoidably bring the characters from his past to life.