Jadis Shadows Presents- 'I Am A Camera' by John Van Druten -The play that inspired the musical 'Cabaret'!
On Saturday 23rd October 2010 Jadis Shadows brings their 2010 Autumn touring production of 'I Am A Camera' to Bromsgrove's Artrix theatre.
The play that inspired the hit musical 'Cabaret'!
Within the hedonistic world of early 1930's Weimar Berlin the impoverished English author Christopher Isherwood observes and plans to complete his masterpiece. Within his bohemian bedsit he passively interacts with a series of individuals who act as inspiration for his book; his busty, interfering landlady Fraulein Schneider, the 'gold digging' gigolo Fritz, Natalia Landauer the wealthy Jewish daughter of a Berlin department store owner and the rich, but jaded, American playboy Clive.
Finally though Christopher meets his muse- the decadent, consciously shocking yet forever childish Sally Bowles. Like a whirl-wind this irrepressibly English 'icon of camp' crashes into his life... and things will never be the same again...
Yet above this society dancing on the brink a storm is about to break. As the characters live, drink and love the thunderous cloud of Nazism gathers overhead.
Adapted from Christopher Isherwood's semi autobiographical 'Berlin Stories/Goodbye To Berlin' the play captures a humorous, lively yet at times poignant slice of life in a time now wiped away forever.
This production is presented by arrangement with
Josef Weinberger Ltd.
Tickets available from the Artrix Box Office- tel: 01527 577330 or book online at www.artrix.co.uk