‘We are governed, our minds are moulded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of...’ – Edward Bernays in 'Propaganda'.
Edward Bernays, the ‘father of public relations’ eagerly awaits the latest cementation of his legacy... Oh, and that of his deceased wife, Doris Fleischmann. He is to be interviewed for feminist scholar Susan Henry's new book. But no sooner does the interview begin, figures from his past – his rebellious daughter Anne, his uncle Sigmund Freud, US presidents, and a fascist propagandist – return to haunt him. As Anne and her rotating wardrobe of characters vie for control of both the interview and the show, the cracks in Eddie’s own image begin to emerge, and he is forced to grapple with the reality of his own legacy…
A part of the KXT POPUPSTAIRS program with thanks to KX Hotel. Popupstairs is held in the Bordello Room at KX Hotel, Level 4. Access via the lift. Doors open 6.30 pm, a bar is in operation in the Bordello. Wheelchair accessible.
Content Warning: the show features course language, drug use, sexual references, discussions of sexism, racism and anti-semitism, depictions of hate crimes, and mature themes.
Kings Cross Hotel and KXT PopUpstairs have a COVID Plan in place. Attendees will have to scan the QR Code at the entrance and show Hotel staff that they have checked in before entering the building. Attendees temperature will be taken by Front Of House staff before being taken up to the theatre. Hand sanitiser and masks will be provided.