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The Friday Play: Metropolis


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rThea von Harbou's novel became her husband
Fritz Lang 's 1927 silent-movie classic. Its terrifying vision of the future was born in an age of booming heavy industry. Peter Straughan 's new version finds its hero, FT Fredersen, caught up in a nightmarish world all too recognisably drawn from the one we find ourselves in today.
Other parts played by Kim Wall , Elizabeth Bell , Anthony Glennon , Liza Sutherland , Jacqueline Cloake and Thomas Wheatley Producer/Director Toby Swift


Unknown: Fritz Lang
Unknown: Peter Straughan
Played By: Kim Wall
Played By: Elizabeth Bell
Played By: Anthony Glennon
Played By: Liza Sutherland
Played By: Jacqueline Cloake
Played By: Thomas Wheatley
Director: Toby Swift
Freddy: Edward Hogg
Maria: Tracy Wiles
Josaphat: Damian Lynch
Schmale: Peter Marinker

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