Nazis: The Road to Power

7. Write the Bitterness Out of Your Soul

Jan. 30, 2023

Far away in the Rhineland, 26-year-old Joseph Goebbels has a PhD, an unpublished novel and a half-Jewish girlfriend, Else Janke. But he finds himself drawn to the Nazi Party and Hitler’s rhetoric. Every day in his diary (undiscovered until this century) he records his excitement as he reads about Hitler defending himself – the latter is now on trial in Munich for his totally unsuccessful coup. Given free rein by a clearly sympathetic judge, Hitler is fast turning the courtroom into his own bully pulpit.

Starring Alexander Vlahos as Joseph Goebbels, Tom Mothersdale as Adolf Hitler and featuring Sorcha Kennedy as Else

Cast: Joseph Goebbels - ALEXANDER VLAHOS Adolf Hitler - TOM MOTHERSDALE Gregor Strasser - JOSEPH ALESSI Emil Maurice - OSCAR BATTERHAM Helene Bechstein - NANCY CARROLL Otto von Lossow - NICHOLAS FARRELL Leni Hanfstaengl - MELODY GROVE Putzi Hanfastaengl - COREY JOHNSON Herman Göring - SCOTT KARIM Rudolf Hess - GEORGE KEMP Else Janke - SORCHA KENNEDY Hermine Hoffman - LYNNE MILLER General Ludendorff - ANDREW WOODALL Other parts were played by: EDWARD BENNETT, WILLIAM CHUBB, JACK LASKEY, FORBES MASSON and MICHAEL MALONEY 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

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