Rudolph Höss (commandant of Auschwitz-Birenkau for the majority of the war) and Amon Göth (commandant of Płaszów, featured in Schindler’s List) were put on the same train to Krakow after their capture in 1946, and despite the fact Göth was directly responsible for fewer murders, he was the one the crowd at the train station heckled. Who was “worse”? Does it even matter?
Production Photos, Drayton Arms Theatre, July 2022
Wren Brian, Playwright
Wren is a playwright who started her career in Whitehorse, Yukon (territory of the Kwanlin Dün & Ta'an Kwäch'än) where she was born and raised. She then spent over 12 years in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Treaty 1 territory, but now will be spending a bit of time living in Scotland beginning in July. In her writing she is dedicated to creating characters that can be played by actors of any gender, ancestry, ability, and/or age. Her play Anomie won the 2017 Harry S. Rintoul Award for Best New Manitoba Play at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, and she was recently shortlisted for the John Hirsch Emerging Manitoba Writer Award. Production credits include: Bystander (produced by Gwaandak Theatre), Situation (commissioned and produced by Gwaandak Theatre), and When which was part of Climate Change Theatre Action 2021 and was presented in six different countries. For more information visit: wrenbrian.com
Ben Purkiss, Director
Since graduating from the University of East Anglia where he began directing, Ben has worked on numerous projects, ranging from fringe productions to larger scale community projects. He has frequently collaborated with both Little Lion and Make it Beautiful Theatre Companies. Ben's work is generally raw and gritty with a distinctly modern feel to it. He loves working with new writing and contemporary plays but also thrives on finding the continued relevance and importance of historical plays by bringing them into the 21st Century. Born and raised in London, he feels strongly about representing diverse voices in his work.
Matthew Nolan, Amon Goth
Matthew trained in TU Dublin’s Conservatoire of Music and Drama.
Theatre credits include:
André in ‘Eight’, Albany in ‘King Lear’, Various Roles in ‘Love & Information’, Francis Sheehy-Skeffington in ‘The Forgotten Voices’ and Stephen Dedalus in ‘A Play on Ulysses’.
Matthew is represented by LJP Management.
David Tarpey, Rudolph Höss
After studying German & Swedish at Newcastle University and living in Germany for a year, David trained at the London Centre for Theatre Studies in Hoxton. His first stage appearance was as Engstrand in Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts at London's Jermyn Street Theatre. Since returning to acting a few years ago, he has worked with actor/director Naomi Wirthner and appeared as Poul in David Eldridge's stage adaptation of the hard-hitting Danish film Festen, as Hugo Dorn in a modern version of The Seagull and as Simon in Anthony Nielson's irreverent comedy, The Night Before Christmas. He most recently appeared on stage as Irish farmer Tadhg in the black comedy Washed Away at the Rich Mix, Shoreditch. He has also appeared in multiple short films, feature films and on BBC 1, Channel 5, The History Channel and The Crime & Investigation Channel. During 2022, he'll be featuring with a tea towel and a tray as a proud Kent pub landlord in a TV/film and social media advertising campaign by Yoodee.