During the 2008-2009 Israel military strike on Gaza 1500 Palestinians were killed and thousands were seriously wounded. In response, critically-acclaimed playwright and political provocateur Caryl Churchill was driven to create Seven Jewish Children for London’s Royal Court Theatre.
Spread across seventy years Jewish adults discuss what, or whether, their children should be told about certain events in recent Jewish history, including The Holocaust, the creation of Israel, the First Intifada and the death of Rachel Corrie.
All ticket sales go to Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) www.map-uk.org
“If there's anger in the writing, there's also empathy, tenderness and intimacy. Nothing is more intimate than discussions between parents about what to tell their children; no act of speech is more carefully weighed or more fiercely protected.”
Tony Kushner and Alisa Solomon, The Nation
“An impassioned response to the events in Gaza that is elliptical, empathetic and illuminating.” The Times
Presented by THAT Production Company and Anywhere Theatre Festival 2015