Strange Passenger

by Sonja Lyndon

In 1942 Viktor Ullmann, a successful Czech composer, was incarcerated by the Nazis in the notorious Terezin ghetto. Here, under circumstances of supreme deprivation, he created his finest pieces of music before transportation to Auschwitz where he died in 1944.

Fifty years on, Sonja Lyndon has written a blackly comic, bravely unsentimental and entirely heartbreaking play about Ulmann and the extraordinary cultural life that existed in Terezin under the noses of the Nazis.


Creative Team


Sonja Lyndon


Penny Ciniewicz