Theatre Current is touring "Seven Jewish Children", Caryl Churchill's
acclaimed and controversial 'play for Gaza', to venues in the Marches during
February and March. Written in response to Israel's brutal attack on Gaza
just over a year ago, the play was premiered at the Royal Court and has since been
performed all over the world.
Each of the short play’s seven scenes is set against a different episode of recent Jewish
history. Violence or the threat of it, whilst unseen, is the constant backdrop.
As we listen to the characters’ concerns about how to present this to their
children or protect them from it, we are also watching the adults trying to
come to terms with it themselves. This is as true when they are the defenceless
victims of the first scene as when they are the powerful perpetrators of the
The Guardian called it "A heartfelt lamentation in remarkably condensed poetic form ....
the play shows theatre's power to heighten consciousness and articulate moral outrage"
whilst for The Times it was "An impassioned response to the events in Gaza that is elliptical,
empathetic and illuminating."
The tour flyer is (with luck) attached to this post. Or ring Mick Greenway, 01588 650780, for information.
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