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“All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.” - Oscar Wilde

degenerate art

WORLD PREMIERE
17 OCTOBER - 4 NOVEMBER 2018
OLD FITZ THEATRE

Written & Directed by TOBY SCHMITZ

PERFORMANCE TIMES:
Wednesday 17 Oct: Preview Performance 8:00 PM
Thursday 18 Oct: Preview Performance 8:00 PM

Friday 19 Oct: No Performance

Tuesdays - Saturdays: 8:00 PM

Sunday 21 Oct: 5:00 PM / 8:00 PM
Sunday 28 Oct: 2:00 PM / 5:00 PM
Sunday 4 Nov: 5:00 PM / 8:00 PM


ABOUT

“All art is at once surface and symbol.
Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril.” 

- Oscar Wilde

A twice-rejected art school applicant rises to political power through the use of charm, cunning and violence. From there, he declares merciless war on ‘cultural disintegration’, ordering an aesthetic purge of the entartete Künstler - the ‘degenerate artists’ - and their work. 

As a result, between 1933 and 1945 one fifth of all artworks in Europe - valued at billions of dollars - are looted by, or have their sale coerced by, the Nazis.

Acclaimed actor, director and playwright Toby Schmitz returns to his stomping ground, the Old Fitz Theatre, with an incredible ensemble cast of Toby Schmitz (The Present, The Rover), Septimus Caton (This Much Is True), Guy Edmonds (The Moodys, House Husbands), Giles Gartrell-Mills (A View From The Bridge, Sport For Jove), Henry Nixon (The Kettering Incident, Rake), Megan O’Connell (Cleverman, The Motherf#cker With The Hat) and Rupert Reid (Sunshine, The Village Bike) to breathe life into the story of what happens when a consummate performer - surrounded by yes men - takes it upon himself to shape the cultural future of a nation.

CAST
Septimus Caton
Guy Edmonds
Giles Gartrell-Mills
Henry Nixon
Megan O'Connell
Rupert Reid
Toby Schmitz

CREATIVE TEAM
Written & Directed by Toby Schmitz
Produced by Red Line Productions
Assistant Director: Andrew Henry
Set & Costume Design: Maya Keys
Lighting Design: Alexander Berlage
Sound Design: Ben Pierpoint
AV Design: Aron Murray
Stage Management: Genevieve Muratore
Assistant Stage Management: Simon Porro
Photography: John Marmaras
Design by How Design

TICKETS:
$45.00 - $60.00
*Ticket prices are adjustable pending demand.

RUNNING TIME:
100 minutes (no interval)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Recommended for ages 16+

Seating at the Old Fitz Theatre is unreserved.

There is a lockout policy in place for all shows at the Old Fitz Theatre. Unfortunately latecomers can not be permitted and reentry to the theatre is not possible during the performance. Please visit our info page for more information.

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  The Degenerate Art cast; Septimus Caton, Guy Edmonds, Toby Schmitz, Giles Gartrell-Mills, Henry Nixon, Megan O'Connell and Rupert Reid

The Degenerate Art cast; Septimus Caton, Guy Edmonds, Toby Schmitz, Giles Gartrell-Mills, Henry Nixon, Megan O'Connell and Rupert Reid

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