Best known as an Oscar-winning film by Roman Polanski and based upon the memoirs of Wladyslaw Szpilman, this is the harrowing story of one man’s time in the Warsaw Ghetto during the Nazi occupation.
In an entirely new performance using Szpilman’s original text and the ravishing music of Chopin, this moving account unfolds against the iconic setting of a warehouse attic in one of Manchester’s most historic buildings. The Pianist is a powerful and true story of suffering, strength and survival that gains extra resonance from the intimate surroundings of the 1830 Warehouse at the Museum of Science and Industry, where it will be performed in English for the first time.
Acclaimed British theatre director Neil Bartlett, whose work has been seen at the Lyric Hammersmith, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, brings together a leading actor and award-winning concert pianist Mikhail Rudy for this thought-provoking journey through one man’s extraordinary story.
Director Neil Bartlett
Pianist Mikhail Rudy
Narrator Peter Guiness