Nazis: The Road to Power

5. The Enemy is on the Left, The Danger is on the Right

Jan. 23, 2023

Footloose in Munich, Harvard-educated Putzi Hanfstaengl finds himself drawn in by Hitler’s charisma, quickly becoming one of his entourage, partly thanks to his enthusiastic piano-playing. But with the whole country in the grip of hyperinflation - pushing wheelbarrows of money to pay for a single loaf of bread - there is a call for a more drastic step: a coup against the federal government. Are the Nazis ready? Can they wait any longer?

Starring Corey Johnson as Putzi Hanfstaengl, Tom Mothersdale as Adolf Hitler and featuring Michael Moloney as Gustav von Kahr, Bavarian State Commissioner.

Cast: Putzi Hanfastaengl - COREY JOHNSON Adolf Hitler - TOM MOTHERSDALE Ernst Röhm - JOSEPH ALESSI Emil Maurice - OSCAR BATTERHAM Leni Hanfstaengl - MELODY GROVE Herman Göring - SCOTT KARIM Gustav Ritter von Kahr - MICHAEL MALONEY Ulrich Graf - FORBES MASSON General Ludendorff - ANDREW WOODALL Other parts were played by: EDWARD BENNETT, WILLIAM CHUBB, NICHOLAS FARRELL, GEORGE KEMP, SORCHA KENNEDY, JACK LASKEY and LYNNE MILLER The Narrator is JULIET STEVENSON

Sound designer – ADAM WOODHAMS Studio Manager – MARK SMITH Casting Director – GINNY SCHILLER Original Score – METAPHOR MUSIC Writer and Director – JONATHAN MYERSON Producer – NICHOLAS NEWTON

A Promenade Production for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds

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