Photography by Bobbin Productions

Arnika | The Bridewell Theatre

A village in a forest in the Vosges mountains of Alsace,1951. Rebuilding their lives after the horrors of the Nazi occupation, the Fischer and Seltz families struggle to live with a terrible secret. When a commissaire from Paris arrives to investigate the disappearance of a young resistance operative, the ties of tradition, family and community rapidly unravel.

 

A new play by Strasbourg’s Théâtre Volière, based on real events, explores the shocking and tragic choices forced on a border community trapped in a cycle of international vengeance.

 

An exhilaratingly physical ensemble production, drawing on the folk-art imagery and carnival traditions of Alsace and the Black Forest, which builds on Théâtre Volière’s growing reputation for creating gorgeous, life affirming theatre – Views from the Gods.

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