I am currently researching a new play about Hannah Arendt, Charlotte Salomon and Eva Daube who were all arrested in France in 1940. The research is fascinating. This is a part of French history which is hardly known except to historians. Salomon and Arendt make fleeting references to their incarceration in this detention camp. I discovered that the majority of prisoners were female from babies to 90 year olds. Today nothing exists of the camp only placards which reveal some of the history. Vichy’s past is still partly hidden.
Three former soldiers are trapped in a whale. When a boy from another war zone arrives, they are forced to deal with their own pasts.
Inspired by true stories told by child soldiers and ex-combatants from across the world; collected by Ailin Conant during a year of creative work in Kashmir, Israel, Lebanon, and Rwanda.
60 minutes with no interval.
Produced by Julia Pascal
for Pascal Theatre Company
Directed by Thomas Kampe
Sound Design by Nick Ryan
The Heritage Lottery Fund
noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm.
A site-specific event at Trent Park.
Who was listening in to the German Generals at this luxurious prisoner of war camp in North London?
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premieres at The New Diorama Theatre
Sweden, Paris, Tel Aviv 1982.
After the success of her first play on Israel, Crossing Jerusalem, at The Tricycle Theatre, Pascal explores the cycle of Middle Eastern violence that spilled all over Europe.
The New Diorama Theatre
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London NW1 3BF
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Pascal has just received a 2011 Award from the European Association of Jewish Culture. This is to work on a new play about the Jewish return to England. She is working with director Faynia Williams.