The Kaiser and I

Lighthouse Theatre presents two one-act plays by Stuart Fortey.

The Kaiser And I:

A ballroom dancing teacher is trapped in Berlin during the First World War and just has to keep dancing. Eins, zwei, drei… Let The Dance Begin!

Berlin 1914. Europe stands on the brink of war. The Kaiser’s dancing mistress waits for her pupil. His army waits for their orders. Let the dancing begin….

Originally a radio script by Stuart Fortey, ‘The Kaiser and I’ is a two-hander centred on the platonic relationship between a ballroom dance teacher and her Prussian Army Officer pupil in Berlin in the run-up to and during the First World War. A tender comic account of an unusual friendship across the divide.

The piece will be directed by Joe Harmston, and will feature Sonia Beck and David Lyndon, with original music composed by Andrew Griffiths. A co-production with Pontardawe Arts Centre, staged with the help of Ty Cerdd and NightOut.

On Scarborough Front:

A funny and poignant tale about Wilfred Owen’s last few days in Britain before being sent back to the front in 1917.

Scarborough, Yorkshire, 1917. A young officer, Wilfred Owen, is recovering from wounds in a hotel in Scarborough. There, he meets Lieutenant-Colonel Gray, a senior officer facing demons of his own.

Marking the centenary of the start World War One, Lighthouse Theatre present this touching piece about two minds meeting in the most of devastating circumstances.

In conjunction with the City and County of Swansea’s Education Advisory Service, Ty Cerdd and Arts Council Wales

Thursday 23 May 2019