Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl In Hitler’s Germany (60 min)
Ingrid Garner wrote and performs the internationally acclaimed, theatrical adaption of her grandmother Eleanor Ramrath Garner's award-winning memoir, detailing her youth as an American caught in WWII Berlin.
During the great depression, when she is nine, Eleanor's family moves from her beloved America to Germany, where a new job awaits her father in Berlin. But war breaks out as her family is crossing the Atlantic, and return to the U.S becomes impossible. Eleanor struggles to maintain stability, hope and identity in a world of terror and contrasts. Her family faces hunger, fascist oppression, bombings, the final fierce battle for Berlin, the Russian invasion, and the terrors of Soviet occupancy.
'★★★★★ ...the powerful story is unforgettable. A must see for history buffs and theatre-afficianodos alike.' - FringeReview.co.uk
'★★★★★ A rare intimacy, superb storytelling and a truly important story to tell.' - Adelaide Theatre Guide
'★★★★★ Eleanor’s Story left me lost for words and yet I cannot stop talking about it. Garner is devastatingly brilliant.' - The Advertiser
WINNER! Best Theatre, Adelaide Fringe, Australia
WINNER! Outstanding Performance, San Diego Fringe
WINNER! Critics Choice, Fringe World, Australia
WINNER! Best of Fest, Edmonton Fringe, Canada
Gilded Balloon Teviot - Dining Room ( 13 Bristo Square, EH8 9AJ)
1st - 27th August 2018
£6 - £10
13 & Up (Mature Themes)