My German Roots Are Showing

Miriam Website (1)Eve (Miriam Margolyes), having fled persecution in Germany as a child, does not want to be reminded of the past. So when her daughter stand-up comic daughter (Deb Filler) is invited to perform in Eve’s hometown and drags her mother along, their relationship ferments faster than you can say ‘sauerkraut’.

My German Roots Are Showing combines a heartwarming mixture of social commentary with a large dollop of comedy. This song-filled show explores the challenges of excavating a painful past as a mother and daughter wrestle with present day pressures: train delays, over-compensating locals and bittersweet ‘torte’ moments.

This is a script reading (not a full staging), which will be followed by a Q&A.



Miriam is an immensely talented veteran of stage, screen, TV and radio. In a career spanning many decades, Miriam has amassed an astonishing catalogue of work, awards and achievements. Major feature film credits include HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS, HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (PART II), LADIES IN LAVENDER, Martin Scorsese’s THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (BAFTA Award), COLD COMFORT FARM, MAGNOLIA, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, LITTLE DORRITT (LA Critics’ Circle Award) and Barbra Streisand’s YENTL. Selected TV roles include: TROLLIED, MERLIN, DOC MARTIN, THE MISS FISHER MURDER MYSTERIES, OLIVER TWIST, VANITY FAIR and BLACKADDER. Notable International stage roles: WICKED (Broadway & West End), her one woman show DICKENS’ WOMAN (International Tour), BLITHE SPIRIT (Melbourne), ROMEO & JULIET (Los Angeles), THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Theatre de Complicite’s ENDGAME (West End), SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER and ORPHEUS DESCENDING.

DEB FILLER (Performer/Writer/Producer)
An Internationally acclaimed writer/performer, Deb is also a Playwright-in-Residence at several theatre companies including the Adirondak Theatre Festival, guest playwright Buddies In Bad Times Theatre and is an ongoing member of the Usual Suspects Playwrights Lab at New York Theatre Workshop. Notable productions include the international tours of PUNCH ME IN THE STOMACH (co-written with Alison Summers), FILLER UP!, I LOST IT IN KIEV, WELL I’LL TELL YA, DON’T GET ME STARTED and AN EVENING WITH DEB FILLER. Deb is also a contributing writer for Daughters of Absence, edited by Mindy Weisel. PUNCH ME IN THE STOMACH was adapted into a feature film and was screened internationally. Deb has most recently written, directed and produced a short film MR. BERNSTEIN about her life- transforming meeting with the Maestro.

PAUL DUBOIS (Director/Producer)
Paul is an award winning director and theatre producer. Paul was the founding Artistic Director of the London based Off the Cuff Theatre Company (1998 – 2010) which premiered new writing and devised theatre pieces Off-West End, Off- Broadway and at many international theatre festivals. Notable theatre directing credits: SCAPEGOAT (International Tour, Total Theatre Award winner), INTERFERENCE (International Tour, Pick of the Edinburgh Fringe & Fringe First Nominee), SEE HOW BEAUTIFUL I AM (Off-Broadway, NYC Fringe Encores Winner) THE THIEF SHOW and THE HARDY TREE EXPERIMENT (Site-Specific, St. Pancras, London). Paul is currently co-producing his first feature film DARK SIGNAL (Neil Marshall, Executive Producer).