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Ganesh Versus the Third Reich

Back to Back Theatre

Ganesh Versus the Third Reich is poignant, heart-warming, beautiful, disarming, full of vulnerability and sly humour, questioning who has the right to tell a story and who has the right to be heard.

A young man is inspired to create a play about Ganesh, the Hindu god of overcoming obstacles. In his story, the elephant-headed god travels through Nazi Germany to reclaim the swastika, an ancient Hindu symbol. But as the play unfolds the actors themselves begin to feel the weighty responsibility of storytellers, and the director must find the strength to overcome the difficulties in his own life, and defend his play and his collaborators against an overbearing colleague.

Back to Back Theatre creates new forms of contemporary theatre from the perspectives of a unique ensemble of actors, giving voice to social and political issues that speak to everyone.

Please note this performance contains strong language and adult themes that might not be suitable for children.

Courageous, confronting, intelligent and magisterially considered theatre

The Age

Performed in English, German and Sanskrit with English supertitles
Touch Tour
Audio Described
British Sign Language

Back to Back Theatre

Bruce Gladwin Director, devisor and design
Mark Deans, Marcia Ferguson, Nicki Holland, Simon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price, Kate Sulan, Brian Tilley
and David Woods Devisors

Cast Mark Deans, Simon Laherty, Scott Price, Brian Tilley and
David Woods

9-12 August 2014

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2020 programme will be announced in the spring.