A German Life

A German Life


Bookings open 2 March 2020.

The South African premiere, presented in association with the KKNK.

Brunhilde Pomsel’s life spanned the twentieth century. She struggled to make ends meet as a secretary in Berlin during the 1930s, her many employers including a Jewish insurance broker, the German Broadcasting Corporation and, eventually, Joseph Goebbels. Christopher Hampton’s play is based on the testimony Pomsel gave when she finally broke her silence to a group of Austrian filmmakers, shortly before she died in 2016.

“They were bewitched by this tiny man. It was like, I don’t know, Jesus or something. You have to admit, Goebbels was a wonderful actor… well, a good actor, let’s say. It was an actor’s transformation: this quiet, elegant, serious man we saw in the office, transformed into a demented midget.” – Brunhilde Pomsel

Dates & Times

  • Dates

    28 Jul 2020 -


Friends of The Fugard

As a Friend of The Fugard you are eligible for great discounts on each of our current and upcoming productions. These discounts are exclusively available from our box office on 021 461 4554 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Each registered Friends of The Fugard member will receive their first 2 tickets discounted, on the usual applicable performance days and seating categories when booking through the box office. Thereafter the member’s guests will pay the full price (or other category discount, if applicable) on additional seats as required.

One member per discount. Multiple kinds of discounts do not apply. Terms and conditions apply.