Hypothermia by Vanessa Brooks
Josef Weinberger Plays
From the Publishers:
Oskar lives in the state hospital in Andernach, Germany. Although a patient, he helps Dr Erich by keeping the other patients in order, joking with the staff, singing opera and tending to a fine collection of plants in the conservatory. And then, in the bleak winter of 1940, a dark visitor arrives, an old colleague of Dr Erich whose career has since taken a very different direction. Two holes are dug into the ice of a frozen lake and Oskar has a decision to make … To live … Or to die.
Bron in Dulwich, London, Vanessa trained as an actor at the Central School of Speech and Drama and worked as a performer in all media for several years. She was Alan Ayckbourn’s first Artrs Council Dramatist in residence at the Stephen Joseph Theatre and her work has been frequently performed on the London fringe, in repertory theatre and with commercial managements on tour, she has also written sketch comedy for TV and works as a theatre director. Vanessa’s plays include Take it to the Green Light Barry, Penny Blue, Let’s Pretend, Love Me Slender, All at Sea, Poor Mrs Pepys, Dead Dogs and Englishwomen, Queen’s English and Swan Song. Currently Vanessa is Artistic Director of Full Body and the Voice theatre company (FB&TV).
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