Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre: Act One presents: Welcome To Terezin

In October 1941, the Czech town of Terezin was turned into a ghetto for Jews and renamed Theresienstadt by the occupying Nazi forces. Welcome to Terezin. But what is Terezin? Is it really the Paradise Ghetto the Nazis claim it to be? A sanctuary where Jewish actors and singers and artists are detained for their own protection during the Second World War? Or is it another concentration camp? Come and see for yourself, as you join the Danish Red Cross inspector on a tour of this little fortress 30 miles north of Prague and enjoy the Cabaret Gala, featuring stars like Johnny & Jones from Holland, movie star Kurt Gerron who is making a documentary film about the ghetto and the Angel of Terezin herself… This powerful new play with a strong cabaret-style – specially commissioned for Act One – features some of the actual songs that were created and performed in Terezin. Act One has developed a reputation for new and innovative work over many years and has championed new writing as well as a fresh approach to classical texts. Previous successes have included A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Under Milk Wood, Good Times, Canterbury Tales, His Dark Materials, and last year’s new play The Ghosts of Tyneham. By Philip Glassborow Directed by Adam Forde Mill Studio Wed 26 Mar - Sat 29 Mar Eves 7:30pm Thur & Sat mats 2:30pm ADULTS £10 UNDER 18s £8