The 1936 Olympics in Berlin are remembered both for Jesse Owens winning his five gold medals, and for Hitler’s rise to power.
This remarkable play balances the personal stories of the athletes with the politics and in-fighting leading up to Games, and lays bare the greed and naked ambition. With Owens, Hitler and Leni Riefenstahl in the frame, 1936 is taut, witty and a must in the Olympic diary.
Age suitability: no under 5's admitted
Latecomers: will not be admitted (no interval). Following the performance there is a 20 minute pause then a short film and discussion.