Downton Abbey’s Penelope Wilton plays the mother of a young lawyer imprisoned by the Nazis in this play that received critical acclaim at Chichester and is now transferring to the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
From TRH “Penelope Wilton originates the role of Irmgard, the mother of celebrated lawyer Hans Litten who puts Hitler on the witness stand in 1930s Germany with devastating consequences. The unquestionable love of a mother for her son is at the heart of this compelling new play. Fearless and indomitable she confronts his captors at enormous personal risk to fight for his release against the seemingly impossible might of the Nazi regime. ”
‘A magnificent stage performance in this important new play’ Evening Standard
‘A gripping drama. A superb performance’ Guardian
‘Profoundly moving’ Sunday Times
‘Brilliant’ Daily Telegraph