Berlin, in the Autumn of 1942. Inside the Irish consulate, officials and diplomats try to carry on their routine business. Outside, RAF bombing of the capital of the Third Reich intensifies. As the security services start to uncover the true origins of the consulate’s German cook, should the staff step into protect her or will their neutrality render them powerless in preventing the crimes unfolding around them? As the secrets of the Nazi regime are uncovered, can a country remain neutral in a time of war?
Berlin Hanover Express premiered at the Hampstead Theatre, London in March 2009