We are always saying how talented our staff are here at RSVP. Well Joshua Ruhle is going some way to prove that.
He and his merry band of performers are in a middle of a month long run at the Union Theatre of Bertolt Brecht’s ‘Fear and Misery of The Third Reich.’ Josh is playing Max in the ‘Workers Playtime’ a playlet about an interview conducted under the watchful eye of SA.
The play has been garnering some fantastic reviews across the board and has almost completely sold out its run at the theatre in Southwark. 4 star reviews in ‘The Guardian’ ‘What’s on Stage’ and ‘The Stage’ which had this to say “An ensemble cast capture the subtleties of humour and pathos in each scene… Rarely performed in this country, Brecht's words ring out like a warning from history that couldn't be more prescient in today's political climate.”
It's not just established critics enjoying the play James Unwin an account manager here at RSVP also enjoyed the performance "It was fantastic to see a fellow colleague in a show. Josh brought charisma, loneliness and empathy to an authentic dramatic role in a very heart-felt play. A lot of the subjects covered in the production were sensitive, so it helped that Josh was as compassionate and sympathetic as he could be, in a fine, well-worked play."
Josh himself is really pleased with the response that it has been getting "I'm over the moon with the success of the play and incredibly proud that the message of the play wasn't lost and is still just as relevant to the present day." As the play is a profit share Josh spoke of the risk associated with these types of shows "I would not usually do profit share unless I feel that I would benefit me in other ways rather than financially" with some help from the flexibility that RSVP offers Josh said the decision was made for him when he heard the director involved "The decision made for me once I had found out the Director, Phil Willmott, was involved, and I felt like I could have a tremendous schooling from this great director."
Great work Josh keep Brechting a leg out there!