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Here you can watch new and popular plays every week. We deliver a full season of professional-quality productions - and provide a performance venue for touring theatre companies.

Anyone can get involved - become a Questors member and take part in everything from acting and directing to lighting, front of house and stage design.

We also deliver theatre training for all ages - find out about our Academy and Youth Theatre.

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  • You'll enjoy our theatre. We perform in our own high-quality theatre venue - with our 350-seat Judi Dench Playhouse and 90-seat Studio theatre.
  • You'll enjoy our plays. Every year we stage a season of 15-20 plays, from modern dramas and comedies to classics of British and world theatre.
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Taking Sides

23 Feb - 03 Mar 18 | The Studio

Taking Sides

The Questors present

Taking Sides

by Ronald Harwood

1946 post-war Berlin: anger, brutality and Beethoven

What would you have done? That's the implicit question in Ronald Harwood’s play about the role of the artist in a totalitarian regime.

Taking Sides, set in the American zone of a 1946 post-war Berlin, is based on the true story of Wilhelm Furtwängler’s decision to stay in Germany during the Nazi reign.

So many artists had chosen to leave, but Furtwängler believed that the country needed music now more than ever. He became known as Hitler’s conductor and it was his recording of Bruckner's Seventh Symphony which was played on the radio in the wake of Hitler's suicide.

The American major leading the questioning is determined to uncover evidence that the maestro was not a saviour of Jews, but a willing collaborator.

Ronald Harwood’s powerful and moving play leaves it up to you to decide which side you’re taking…

Suitable for ages 12+

Running time: approximately 1 hours 45 mins (plus a 15 minute interval)

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