Nine year old Bruno knows nothing of the Final Solution and the Holocaust. He is oblivious to the appalling cruelties being inflicted on the people of Europe by his country.All he knows is that he has been moved from a comfortable home in Berlin to a house in a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no-one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives a strange parallel existence on the other side of the adjoining wire fence and who, like the other people there, wears a uniform of striped pyjamas.
Bruno's friendship with Shmuel will take him from innocence to revelation.And in exploring what he is unwittingly a part of, he will inevitably become subsumed by the terrible process.
Micheal Maloney is a highly acclaimed actor with a wealth of roles to his name. A frequent member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Michael took the lead role as Prince Hal in Henry IV Parts I & II. On television, he stars regularly in Dalziel & Pascoe and Monarch of the Glen and he's worked with Oscar-winning director Anthony Mingella in the feature film Truly, Madly, Deeply and Kenneth Branagh in the feature films Henry V and Hamlet.show more