by Alan Booty
inspired by the tale Das Brot by Wolfgang Borchert
produced by Pogo Theatre
Hamburg. World War Two is over. Food is still scarce. So, when hungry Hermann creeps into the kitchen to steal an extra slice of bread at 2.30 a.m., he gets a shock when his wife Martha catches him red handed.
Martha is dismayed because she feels that he has broken their agreement to ration the bread equally between them.
This apparently small incident takes on an ever-increasing emotional significance as past, present and future come under close scrutiny.
‘You’re right. We have to look to the future. But every now and then I feel I cannot get on with the present, because, first, I have to come to terms with the past.’
Press for this production
‘Beautifully portrayed by fine actors… the expert craft of Booty’s script shows he has a talent for writing.’ London Pub Theatres
‘Booty’s script is compact, contained, intricate.. both comical yet endearing.’ TheatreFullStop
Press for previous productions
‘What a fab fun show! A fabulous performance from the cast and a great script make for a brilliant evening!’ Theatre Reviews on Jo And Sam Find Themselves In Woking
‘The charm, warmth and chemistry between the actors themselves under the expert direction of Katherine Reilly makes the whole thing an utterly beguiling delight.’ The Peg on Jo And Sam Find Themselves In Woking
‘An altogether admirable hour of theatre, both inspirational and engaging.’ London Pub Theatres on Empty in Angel
‘Informative, entertaining and awesome… A must see! Thrifty Theatre on Empty in Angel
‘This quirky new show is a joy to watch. The actors’ presence and chemistry is delightful and the ending really puts a smile on your face.’ Theatre and Other Things on Jo And Sam Find Themselves In Woking
‘An array of characters all nimbly and brilliantly played… The script is clever and fast-paced with flashes of razor-sharp comedy.’ Camden New Journal on Empty in Angel
Written and directed by Alan Booty
Inspired by the tale Das Brot by Wolfgang Borchert
Produced by Pogo Theatre
Alan Booty and Joanna Karlsson