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Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada to be adapted for the stage in Northampton, York and Oxford

Hans Fallada's bestselling novel will come to the stage in 2020

Alone in Berlin

Hans Fallada's international bestselling novel Alone in Berlin will be adapted for the stage.

Produced by Northampton's Royal and Derngate and York Theatre Royal in association with Oxford Playhouse, the show will have its world premiere in Northampton in February 2020.

Fallada's novel is set in 1940, following a couple who try and object to Hitler's rule during the war and end up being hunted by the Gestapo. It was initially written in 1947 as one of the first anti-Nazi novels to be produced after the war, and was eventually translated into English in 2009. The stage show will be adapted by Alistair Beaton (Follow My Leader) and directed by Royal and Derngate's artistic director James Dacre.

The piece opens on 8 February in Northampton before transferring to York (where it runs from 3 to 21 March) and to Oxford (from 24 to 28 March).