Christopher Isherwood (Matt Smith) escapes repressive English society and his suffocating relationship with his mother, Kathleen (Lindsay Duncan), for the decadent - and politically unstable - world of Thirties Berlin. The hedonistic Berlin cabaret scene is in full swing when a young and wide-eyed Christopher arrives in the city, unable to speak a word of German, to stay with his close friend, Auden. To Isherwood's reserved English sensibility, the city's thriving gay subculture is thrilling and intoxicating. But Christopher soon finds himself heartbroken after the failure of a hopeless love affair, and so sets out on a process of self-discovery. Christopher And His Kind is written by acclaimed playwright Kevin Elyot.