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Christopher And His Kind

by Kevin Elyot
based on Christopher Isherwood's 1976 book about his years in pre-war Berlin.

Directed by Geoffrey Sax
Produced by Celia Duval
Executive Producers: Michele Buck, Damien Timmer & Kevin Elyot

Isherwood's very human autobiographical story parallels the tale that emerged in the 2 companion novels "Mr. Norris Changes Trains" and "Goodbye to Berlin" and was dramatised via the play "I Am A Camera" into the musical "Cabaret". Drawn by the sexual freedoms of Weimar Berlin, Christopher abandons his studies to join his friend W H Auden. He is befriended by Jean Ross, a nightclub singer living across the hallway of his cheap tenement. Soon he falls in love with Heinz, a young German who he realises he has to save from the Nazis.

Cinematography - Kieran McGuigan
Production Design - Suzie Davies
Costume Design - Lorna Marie Mugan

Musical Director - Terry Davies

Cast: Matt Smith (Christopher Isherwood), Imogen Poots (Jean), Will Kemp (of Matthew Bourne fame),
Douglas Booth, Tom Wlaschiha, Clare Louise Connolly.

 

Christopher and his kind

 

Christopher and his kind

 

 

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