COMING UP: ‘And Then They Came For Me’ at The Epstein Theatre, 29 July 2012

The award-winning play about Auschwitz Survivor Eva Schloss, the step-sister of Anne Frank, is coming to the Epstein Theatre this Sunday (29 July) for a one off charity performance. The play will be followed by a Q&A session with Eva Schloss herself, hosted by local MP Stephen Twigg. ‘And Then They Came for Me’ is a new and unique multi-media production. 

Blending videotaped interviews with Holocaust survivors Ed Silverberg and Eva Schloss with live actors who will recreate scenes from their lives during World War II this piece revives one of the most poignant and heart wrenching tales ever told during history’s most catastrophic period.

Ed was Anne Frank’s first boyfriend and she wrote about him in the beginning of her now-famous diary. Eva was the same age as Anne and lived in the same apartment building in Amsterdam and her family went into hiding the same day as the Frank family. Much like the Franks the Schloss family were betrayed, arrested and sent to the concentration camps. It is here where Anne’s tale reaches its tragic end that Eva’s story begins.

The ensemble lead show is also set to be performed at Robben Island Prison in South Africa later this year and producers are in discussion to take the play to Israel and Senegal. Last year the play performed for the first time in China where it received excellent coverage in the China’s media. And Then They Came for Me was recently performed at the House of Commons to rave reviews from Members of Parliament, including Prime Minster David Cameron.

Part oral history, part dramatic action, part direct address and part remembrance, And Then They Came for Me breaks new ground and has been acclaimed by audiences and critics world-wide. A discussion with Eva is to take place after the performance and VIP ticket holders are then invited to a very special drinks reception with Eva Schloss and Stephen Twigg with the opportunity for a more personal and in-depth discussion with Eva. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Merseyside Domestic Violence Services.

And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank
Sunday 29th July, 2:45pm
The Epstein Theatre (Hanover House, 85 Hanover Street, L1 3DZ)
Box office: 0844 888 9991
Ticket Prices: £20, £50 (VIP tickets – includes invite to a special drinks reception with Eva Schloss, Stephen Twigg and other dignitaries)

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