Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes by Jordan Tannahill

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Image by Cameron Grant

Based on real world events

On the Death Strip of the Berlin Wall in 1962, from gunshot to final breath, an adolescent Peter Fechter hears the lives of family, friends, and strangers unfolding in the city around him – dozens of voices converging in the moment of his death and illuminating his decision to risk it all for love.

Based on real world events, the Berlin Wall looms large as Carlo Hengstler brings this heart breaking story of family ties, oppression, liberty, and cloistered sexuality, to the stage with a wry humour, difficult truths and unexpected joy.

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"Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes is a moving story of an 18-year-old who risked everything for love and freedom."
— After the House Lights
"The play has a dark subject but there’s a strong sense of love and light that gets the character through to a place of hope."
— Edmonton Journal

Event & ticketing details

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Wheelchair Access
Vision Rating less than 50%

Dates & Times

WHEN 1-4 Feb, 8-11 Feb | Wed-Sat 9:30pm


FULL $25.00
GROUP $15.00 - (min 6)
COMPANION FREE - please email [email protected] to arrange


Meat Market - Stables

2 Wreckyn St, North Melbourne

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Tram 19 to stop 9 | Tram 58, 59 to stop 14

Event notes


Australian Premiere


Course language
Reference to sexual violence
Reference to drug use

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