"One of the finest pieces of solo theatre ever to have been performed" WHATSONSTAGE
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‘Without question, Blonde Poison is the best piece of theatre I have seen at the Fringe this year, and quite possibly one of the most earth-shatteringly good performances I have ever seen from any actress... FRINGE GURU
Gail Louw’s stunning play examines the motivation of evil and is based on the true story of a Jewish woman during World War ll who betrayed up to 3,000 fellow Jews.
Stella Goldschlag was living illegally in war-torn Berlin when she was betrayed and tortured. When offered the chance of saving herself and her parents from the death camps, she agreed to be a ‘Greifer’ for the Gestapo and provide information on where Jewish people were hiding. She was an extraordinarily successful informer and once her parents had been deported she continued to help the Gestapo.
Stella went from tortured victim to cruel killer, from loving daughter to betrayer of friends, from gentle lover to depraved promiscuity. She was given the name ‘Blonde Poison’ by the Gestapo who revelled in her treachery.
Decades after the war Stella agrees to be interviewed by a well-respected journalist – her last chance for redemption. Can she ever be released from her past?
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By Gail Louw
Directed by Tony Milner
Performed by Elizabeth Counsell
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 20:00 to Friday, May 17, 2013 - 20:00