Freedom, Books, Flowers and The Moon


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Based on and adapted from The Nightingale and the Rose and The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde.

Written by Sarah E Pitard and directed by Cat Robey.

In Germany, 1938, the Gypsy population suffered greatly under the Nazi Regime. In the first act, Florica, a young Gypsy woman, is desperately in love with Besnik. However, he is in love with a German girl, Helen, who asks for one gift--the most beautiful rose in the world. Despite the warnings from her brother, Tomas, Florica makes it her goal to find the perfect rose for her love, even if it means she must suffer the consequences.

The second act centers around an old German man, Mr Prin, confined to his wheelchair, and a young gypsy child, Isabella, who is dying from tuberculosis. Together, the pair go on a mission to help as many people as possible from being carted away to concentration camps.

The show explores the true meaning of undying love.

  • Tue-Sat 7.30pm; Sun 4pm
  • £15 (conc £12)


Waterloo East Theatre
Brad Street, London, SE1 8TG
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Box office: 020 7928 0060


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