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Fears and Miseries of the Third Reich (1974)

Fears and Miseries of the Third Reich

A Cambridge Theatre Co. production of a play by Bertolt Brecht, performed during a regional tour and at Cambridge Arts Theatre (opened early 1974).

Cast: Zo Wanamaker, Roger Rees, Trevor Bowen, Kit Thacker, Oliver Ford-Davies, John Green, Brenda Peters, James Aubrey, Denis Lawson, Diane Fletcher, Philip Donaghy, Geoffrey Bateman, Jack Galloway, Joan Moon, Geoffrey Kirkness, and Osmund Bullock


Fears and Miseries of the Third Reich image #1

The photo shows Zoe Wanamaker and two other cast members, as they perform a scene from Fears and Miseries of the Third Reich.


Fears and Miseries of the Third Reich consists of twenty-three scenes about life in the Third Reich, before the outbreak of the Second World War.  Each exposes tensions beneath the surface of Nazi society.

In this production of the play, the cast members appeared in multiple roles.


Director: Robert Lang
Designer: Bob Ringwood
Lighting Designer: Michael Outhwaite


Fears and Miseries of the Third Reich was produced by the Cambridge Theatre Company. 

Zoe was among a number of young performers at the company during its 1973-4 season (a period of around eight months).  With the other company members, she performed a diverse repertoire of plays, encompassing comedy, drama, and pantomime.  In addition to Fears and Miseries of the Third Reich, they performed Twelfth Night, Aunt Sally, Jack and the Beanstalk, She Stoops to Conquer, and French Without Tears

The company's productions were performed in rotation (a week of one show, say, followed by a week of another), with the exception of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Zoe has appeared in another drama about Nazi Germany, Inside the Third Reich, which was first broadcast in 1982.

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