Incident at Vichy

Arthur Miller wrote this play just after the end of the second world war, but it is still an extremely powerful play today. Ten men sitting in a room, wondering why they have been picked up for questioning and speculating about what might happen to them does not sound like a recipe for a gripping drama, but it is. When the speculation ranges from walking out free to being burned in an oven, the questions of man’s inhumanity to man are front and centre.

An excellent cast, directed by Alan Dilworth, included Kawa Ada, Kevin Bundy, Oliver Dennis, Stuart Hughes, Diego Matamoros and many others.

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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One Response to Incident at Vichy

  1. keithhpotter says:

    In some ways, it is more a lecture than a play, but it is certainly powerful.
    It is frightening in how it demonstrates how the Nazis could do what they did without a lot of opposition, even from most of their victims.
    It is also frightening that Leduc points out “Everyone has his Jew, the other” (or words like that). It emphasises that the holocaust is not just history, horrible history but, still, nothing to do with us, but rather something within mankind we need to guard against all the time.
    (As a detail, I think the programme said the play was written, or first performed, in the sixties, not immediately after the war.)

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