Review: Aristides – The Outcast Hero
Greenwich Playhouse, London SE10
Alice de Sousa’s illuminating but rough play about Portugal’s Schindler-like hero tells a story worth telling — how, as a diplomat in Vichy Bordeaux, Aristides (Michael Hucks) defied his government’s orders by issuing 30,000 visas to refugees — many of them Jewish — fleeing the Nazis.
There are the bones of a fine play here. A producer should see it and offer development money. Recommended.
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