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Multi award-winner, Maggie Smith returns to the stage in a one woman show about Brunhilde Pomsel.

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Critic Reviews (9)

Time Out London
April 15th, 2019

Is it a brilliant performance? Yes: it is a totally brilliant performance, just don’t expect fireworks. Smith’s Pomsel – an altogether less imposing personality than Smith herself...'
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The Telegraph (UK)
April 13th, 2019

A compelling history lesson. An acting master-class like no other... It’s a performance of ripe ambiguity, not a phrase misjudged, every movement contributing...'
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London Theatre
April 15th, 2019

...this is more than just an event and a landmark, but a skilfully and understated evening of thrilling acting by a veteran performer still at the very height of her powers.'
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The Guardian (UK)
April 12th, 2019

Maggie Smith shines as Goebbels' secretary,,, Smith returns to the stage in triumph as she relives one woman’s extraordinary experience in Nazi Germany.'
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What's On Stage (UK)
April 12th, 2019

It is an astonishing thing to see Maggie Smith hold an audience in the palm of her hand. Alone on stage for an hour and 45 minutes...she brings a woman and a world to life.'
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The London Evening Standard
April 15th, 2019

Dame Maggie Smith returns triumphantly. For the 100 minutes of Christopher Hampton’s monologue... she holds the audience in the palm of her hand.'
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The Stage (UK)
April 13th, 2019

Kent’s production is one of careful bagginess; there’s a slack at the beginning that gets pulled increasingly taut, like a fishing line. Smith toys with us, charms us and fools us – she has us hooked.'
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The Arts Desk
April 13th, 2019

Maggie Smith triumphs again. This memoir of a Berlin secretary in the Nazi era is the theatre event of the year...Despite her claims of not feeling ethically troubled, the odour of deception hangs in the air.'
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