16 February 2009

Seven Jewish Children, a play for Gaza by Caryl Churchill

Ben Caplan
Jack Chissick
David Horovitch
Daisy Lewis
Ruth Posner
Samuel Roukin
Susannah Wise
Alexis Zegerman

Director Dominic Cooke
Lighting Matt Drury
Sound David McSeveney

A short shimmy along the row to D14 after seeing The Stone in the Jerwood Downstairs.
Actors in the audience were Russell Tovey (currently in rehearsal for A Miracle) and Elliot Levey (currently in rep at the NT with England People Very Nice).

From the website
Seven Jewish Children by Caryl Churchill is a ten minute history of Israel, ending with the bombing of Gaza. There will be no admission charge and a collection will be made for Medical Aid For Palestinians (MAP): Emergency Appeal for the People of Gaza, after the show.

Angry? Sad? Confused? Come and spend ten minutes with us.

It would be crass to say that Ms Churchill's plays seem to get shorter and shorter but she really does have a great talent for getting to the heart of the matter along the least line of resistance. Wonderful play-byte.