What is morality in a time of war?
Based on the novel by Hungarian writer Ágota Kristóf.
Set during World War II, The Notebook is an unsettling story of twin brothers evacuated to their grandmother’s farm.
These unnamed children are social outsiders, mavericks who understand the world by a harsh private code.
As war deepens, how can the brothers live by consistent principles in a world crumbling into cruelty and opportunism?
The Notebook is an unravelling knot of naïve logic, weaving dark and subversive humour from wartime hardships.
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The Notebook is based on Le grand cahier by Ágota Kristóf, Éditions du Seuil,Paris, 1986. English translation © (1988) by Alan Sheridan.
Co-Producers: The Notebook is a Forced Entertainment production. Co-produced by PACT Zollverein (Essen); LIFT (London) and 14–18 NOW, WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England. A House on Fire co-commission with HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Teatro Maria Matos (Lisbon), LIFT and Malta Festival Poznan with the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union. Development work generously supported by Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts (LICA).