What Happened at the Metropole: A Play in Two Acts
In Association with the Wiener Library.
What Happened at the Metropole – a docudrama in two acts – is written by Adam Fergusson and Caroline Moorehead.
Derived from the records of a meeting held by the International Red Cross in Geneva in 1942 in response to newly available evidence about the death camps, the play features characters based on real historical figures.
An enacted play-reading presents leading actors, to include Eleanor Bron, Philip Fox, Ilan Goodman, Nicholas Jones and Sian Thomas.
It is directed by Tristram Powell, with script editing by Honor Borwick. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with Adam Fergusson and Caroline Moorehead.
Eleanor Bron is a stage, film and television actress and author. She started her career in the Cambridge Footlights and is known, among other appearances, for her role as Patsy's vitriolic mother in Absolutely Fabulous. She joined the cast of The Archers in 2014Adam Fergusson
Adam Fergusson, a specialist in European affairs and foreign policy, has been a journalist, politician and special adviser to the Foreign Office. He has written five books which include: Roman Go Home, The Lost Embassy, Scone, and a history of the Weimar inflation, When Money DiesIlan Goodman
Ilan Goodman is an actor of both screen and stage. His most recent film is The Imitation Game, and he played the roles of Valentine in a new stage adaptation of Arcadia and Liam in Bad JewsNicholas Jones
Nicholas Jones is a RADA-trained English character actor whose many stage, film and television appearances include Philomena, Kavanagh QC, Foyle's War and Spooks