An intimate and at times savagely funny psychological study of two sisters, one of who has made her home in East Berlin and one who has stayed on in their native London.
Fleeing from an encounter that has destroyed her marriage, Rosa Brine leaves Berlin in the wake of the downing of the Wall and seeks shelter with her sister Alice. But the sinister figure of ‘Berlin Bertie’ follows and finds her. A turbulent Easter weekend of explosive confrontations ends in an oddly comic kind of salvation.
Howard Brenton’s play Berlin Bertie was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in 1992.
‘A bold, blackly comic and concerned play’