Man To Man Explores Gender And Identity At The Everyman Theatre.

A play based on the true story of one woman’s struggle through Nazi Germany will be brought to the stage in Liverpool, before heading across the Atlantic to New York

Man to Man, a Wales Millennium Centre production, visits the Everyman from 25th-28th October and features just one actor on stage for the duration of the play.

Performed by Maggie Bain, Man to Man tells the story of Ella Gericke. Sacrificing her own identity, Ella takes on the life of her recently deceased husband and is thrust into a masculine world of beer, schnapps and poker; a claustrophobic existence dominated by the fear of discovery and the changing face of authority in a volatile twentieth century Germany.

A modern fairy-tale directed by Barry Guthrie, Man to Man gives an insight into life in 20th century Germany, living with radical changes of the Nazi’s rise to power, the Cold War and the Berlin Wall coming down.

Barrie Guthrie said, Man to Man is a series of fragmented memories that our protagonist Ella is remembering and re-living. She is a working class character with no sense of self-pity: a hero in many ways who finds herself having to make life and death choices on a daily basis.

I found that compelling when I first read the script. It is a familiar yet alien world. This version is about taking the audience on a sensory journey, evoking different reactions based on the series of potent memories explored.”

Man to Man was written by Conquest of the South Pole writer Manfred Karge, a production performed by the Everyman Company as part of their 2017 company season.

The production ends a successful U.K. tour with four dates at the Everyman, before transferring to the prestigious Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York.

Tickets are available at: or by calling the Everyman Box Office on 0151 709 4776.