Hendrik Höfgen, an actor, starts his career in Hambourg in 1926 dreaming of a revolutionary theatre. He moves to Berlin, when Hitler has risen to power. Nazi ideology, humiliating and manipulating human nature, is now dominant. In Berlin, he forms alliances with the authorities (forms an alliance with the Devil, similar to Faust, therefore the title Mephisto), betrays all his principles and becomes a puppet of the Nazis; a clown entertaining murderers. Consequences will be severe.
Is this a comedy, a drama, a tragedy, a cabaret show, or a utopic story-telling? It’s all of these, and so much more.
Adapted from the novel by Klaus Mann, this story is disturbingly relevant to today.
Translated and Adapted by Irini Dermitzaki
Directed and Performed by Nicholas Bayonakis
The performance is in Greek.
Produced by Theatre Lab Company
Saturday, 1 April @ 7pm & 9pm
Sunday 2 April, @ 6pm & 8pm
Tickets and Booking: https://www.citizenticket.com/events/etcetera-theatre/mephisto/
Etcetera Theatre Club
265 Camden High Street, Above the Oxford Arms, London, NW1 7BU