A German Life subtly asks important questions about culpability and responsibility.
When Maggie Smith heads to the stage it is undoubtedly a big draw but I think the play, A German Life, is equally worthy of the attention.
I've long been fascinated with stories from the Second World War told from non-traditional perspectives.
A German Life is based on the life of Brunhilde Pomsel who was one of Goebbels secretaries.
Smith's Hilde sits at a kitchen table, glasses in her hand and tells us about her life and how she came to be working at the Reich's propaganda ministry at the end of the war - something for which she spent five years in prison.
Telling forgotten details?
She tells us up front that she doesn't remember much - is it telling where she can recall details and where she cannot?
It is an exceptional story of someone extraordinary in their ordinariness.