‘The Last Moustache’, written and directed by Greg Viljoen and featuring Tim Plewman, will be showing for a limited run at the Market Theatre from August 6 to 31.
The play concerns one of the most controversial figures in all of history, namely Adolf Hitler.
As chancellor and dictator of Germany, the mighty Führer was at the centre of Nazi Germany, World War II in Europe and the Holocaust. Widely considered the biggest evil of the twentieth century – and one of the most gifted orators – Hitler’s enigmatic character still fascinates the world to this day.
His reign of terror finally ended on 30 April 1945, when he committed suicide together with his long-time partner, Eva Braun, to avoid capture.
But what if he didn’t? What if the Nazis had one more deception left to play – one that could see them rise to power again, and conquer an unsuspecting world?
This is exactly the alternate universe born in the mind of NotOnTV’s Greg Viljoen. Written and directed by Viljoen, and originally produced by NotOnTV’s Jo Watson, ‘The Last Moustache’ will take audiences to a world in which the Führer was successfully assassinated in the Wolf’s Lair headquarters in 1944.
But the Nazi propaganda machine devised a cunning plan to convince the world that he survived – they hired a troop of actors to take on the real-life role of Hitler himself. One of these actors was Heiner Schmidt, a once highly acclaimed German theatrical performer, played by Tim Plewman.
This is the story of that actor – and how he was hired to play the role of a lifetime, with only the recognition of a handful of Nazi buffoons to look forward to.
Through Heiner, theatregoers are offered a true insight into what it takes to be the most absurd dictator that ever lived. That maybe this man, who had people across the world frozen in fear, was the biggest fan of Walt Disney films and chocolate cake – that his greatest speeches were crafted and rehearsed until every detail was perfect, and that he was impotent, covered in a rash and sometimes unable to control his bladder.
* Performances will be from Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8.15pm and on Sundays at 3.15pm.
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