Adelaide Fringe 2011
The Fuhrer’s bunker, Berlin 1945. Hitler awaits the inevitable collapse of Berlin. Directed by Guy Masterson, Pip Utton’s Adolf has been seen all over the world.
It appears in The Adelaide Fringe February 19 at 8 PM then February 20 – 27 at 7.15 PM.
It is unnerving to sit through a one person show when the theatre sounds like a time bomb as you enter the auditorium and the stage is adorned with something similar to grandiose sets from ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’. This surreal science theatrical fiction is spellbinding. If sitting under Pip Utton as Adolf Hitler is not distressing enough, wait for the deepest darkest twist. This creepy play is masterfully gut-wrenching and deeply disturbing, while being witty and bone-scrapingly close to the blood-spotted marrow of humanity. A beautifully delivered king hit by Utton as Hitler, smack in the face. The fourth wall of the theatre is torn down as this seasoned actor clasps his fist and drills the audience. This is Hitler handing out cyanide capsules to his staff, sincere, thoughtful and kind. Thinking of others, doing it all for the good of the country. Reminding us we are merely creatures. Keeping our dreams, our future, our hopes, at hand. Did I mention feeling unnerved?