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A two-part ticket that gives access to Parts 1 & 2 of the award-winning production Eleanor's Story.

Ingrid Garner performs her internationally acclaimed, theatrical adaptation of her grandmother Eleanor Ramrath Garner's award-winning memoir, detailing her youth as an American caught in WWII Berlin.

12pm
Part 1: An American Girl in Hitler's Germany
Adapted by Ingrid Garner
Directed by Craig Tyrl

During the Great Depression, when she is nine, Eleanor's family moves from her beloved America to Germany, where a new job awaits her father. But war breaks out as her family is crossing the Atlantic and return to the United States becomes impossible. Eleanor struggles to maintain stability, hope and identity in a world of terror and contrasts. Her family faces hunger, carpet bombings, gestapo threats, the final fierce battle for Berlin, the Russian invasion, and the terrors of Soviet occupancy.

This true story, with its themes of social and political turmoil, is strikingly relevant almost 80 years later. Ingrid Garner, the show's writer and sole performer, enacts the universal yet seldom reported experience of civilians in wartime. In a thoroughly physical production, accompanied by sound, images and video, the audience is immersed in her grandmother's harrowing journey of survival.

Telegraph's #1 Theatre Pick, Edinburgh Fringe 2017
WINNER! 'Critics Choice Award' Fringe World 2015, Perth, Australia.

Running Time: 60 mins. Age Guidance 12+ (Mild sexual references and descriptions of disturbing wartime events.)

2.30pm
Part 2: Life After War
Written by Ingrid Garner

From the creator of the international sensation Eleanor's Story: An American Girl In Hitler's Germany comes the highly anticipated sequel, detailing life after war.
Eleanor managed to survive WWII as an enemy alien in Nazi Berlin, but upon her long-awaited return to the U.S., she sorrowfully discovers that her beloved America is now foreign to her.

She yearns for normalcy as she attempts to navigate U.S. high school, haunted by war trauma.

Running Time: 60 mins. Age Guidance 12+ (Mild sexual references and descriptions of disturbing wartime events.)


£15 per part; £21.50 for both parts; Disabled/Unemployed/Students £13 per part or £19.50 for both parts (inc. £1.50 booking fee per ticket); Under 16s £11.50 per part; £14 for both parts (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket); Carers go free when accompanying the person they care for

Add soup and a sandwich for just £5.00 (book until 12 noon the day before)


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Sat 28 May: 12:00pm
Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre