An MTC NEXT STAGE Publication

Berlin

by Joanna Murray-Smith

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In this spine-tingling romantic thriller, Joanna Murray-Smith creates a world of passion and intrigue, which asks what it really means to forgive the past.

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Tom meets Charlotte in a bar. Tom’s a foreigner on his first trip to Berlin. Charlotte’s a beguiling bartender. They’re both young, smart and charismatic – and in the early hours, they end up back at Charlotte’s Prenzlauerberg apartment. Over the course of the night, desire and longing dance hand-in-hand with devastating secrets. Are they just two young people falling in love, or are they contemporary victims of history’s undiluted reach?


Joanna Murray-Smith is one of Australia’s most celebrated playwrights, captivating audiences from Melbourne to Broadway and the West End. In this riveting new commission for MTC, Murray-Smith creates a world of passion and intrigue where the long shadow of history reaches out to ask what it really means to forgive the past.