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Blueprint Medea by Julia Pascal, Finborough Theatre 21 May – 8 June 2019

The world premiere

Tuesday, 21 May – Saturday, 8 June 2019.

“If I am a virgin. If the enemy catch me. You know what they will do…”

Kurdish freedom fighter Medea escapes the Turkish military and arrives at UK Border Control on a forged passport. Slipping through immigration, Medea discovers how to exist on the margins of London life. Working illegally as a cleaner in a gym, she meets Jason-Mohammed, the son of Iraqi immigrants. Their attraction results in the birth of twin boys. Medea believes that she has finally found a new home, a new family and a new life.

But when Jason-Mohammed’s father decides that his son must marry Glauke, an Iraqi cousin, Medea realises that she will lose both her sons and her safe haven in the UK.

As her whole world falls apart, she is forced to accept that she has nothing to lose by revenging herself – destroying the lives who those who have betrayed her and keeping her sons’ spirits with her forever…

Based on interviews with Kurdish fighters living in the UK, and written and directed by the first woman ever to direct at the National Theatre, Blueprint Medea is an award-winning new drama loosely inspired by Euripides’ Medea, which connects the classical to the contemporary to explore eternal questions of passion, war, cultural identity, women’s freedom, sex, family and love.

Tuesday to Saturday Evenings at 7.30pm.
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3.00pm.

Finborough Theatre
118 Finborough Road
London
SW10 9ED

Written and Directed by Julia Pascal

Designed by Kati Hind

Presented by Pascal Theatre Company in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre.

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Crossing Jerusalem

by Julia Pascal

Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP

Previews: 4 Aug 2015
Press Night: 5 Aug 2015 (7pm)
Plays until: 29 Aug 2015

Performances
Tue – Sat Evenings 19.45
Thu & Sat Matinees 15.15

Jerusalem at the height of the last intifada. A wife wants to celebrate her 30th birthday. A husband does not want to have a son. A businesswoman wants to sell an apartment block.  A daughter wants to shock her mother. A brother wants to kill soldiers. A soldier wants to stop soldiering.  Israeli Jews, Arabs and Palestians all meet on one day as bombs explode.

TICKET AND INFORMATION  :
https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/crossing-jerusalem

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‘Old Newland by Julia Pascal is a standout play’ ***** REVIEW

“Old Newland by Julia Pascal is a standout play performed by the charismatic Stephen Fewell. With brilliant subtlety Julia Pascal weaves a vivid metaphor through Jewish teaching involving the substitution of Rachel for Leah in marriage to Jacob. She channels a comparison to the displacement of peoples across Palestine, Holocaust camps and Ireland through Old Newland as he dies not a Jew, an Irishman, a husband or a soldier-but a human being alone in a hospital. Soaked in memory and conflict but equalized in vulnerability”
http://www.themetropolist.com/arts-theatre/reviews-arts-theatre/review-walking-tightrope-theatre-delicatessen/
Walking The Tightrope:The Tension Between Art & Politics at Theatre Delicatessen, Metropolist 28/01/2015

Until Sunday 1st February Theatre Delicatessen, Farringdon

Offstage Theatre in association with Theatre Uncut

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St Joan Rides into Edinburgh Fringe

What happens when a Black Jewish Londoner dreams she is Joan of Arc? How can she overturn history? These are some of the tantalising questions behind Julia Pascal’s imaginative satire on nationalism.

Three women of different ages and ethnicities are Joan journeying back to medieval France, walking through nineteenth century Africa and shadowing the ghettoes of twentieth century Europe.

Can today’s Joan save a young Moroccan immigrant about to drown in the Seine?

St Joan is at  the Bedlam Theatre, Venue 49, 11b Bristo Place Edinburgh EH1 1EZ

2nd – 24th August 2014 at 16:30. Show length 60 minutes.

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Political Plays – New Book Available Now

Sex and violence in Stockholm, Tel Aviv and Paris. Political murder in suburban London. Death, love and homicide in New York. War in the belly of a whale. These are the themes in Julia Pascal’s latest collection which takes place in Europe in 1982, in London in 1946 and in a whale at any time.

Honeypot
Broken English
Nineveh
Woman On The Bridge

Julia Pascal latest collection of plays will be available in paperback from Oberon Books in December 2013

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Rehearsed reading of Broken English

Rehearsed reading of Broken English at The Print Room, April 29 at 3pm.

Bookings juliapascal7@org.com

The Print Room, 34 Hereford Rd, London W2 5AJ

An exploration of a secret history that happened in London just after the end of the war. Why was there a plot to assassinate Ernest Bevin, the Foreign Secretary by right-wing Jewish activists? When does loyalty to nation state conflict with loyalty to nation?

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Two New Plays

Two new plays.

BROKEN ENGLISH is based on a secret history set in 1947 when  Jewish activists planned  to assassinate the Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin as a protest against his White Paper and its Jewish quota.

WOMAN ON THE BRIDGE which is set today. It explores the story of a London woman who goes to the Brooklyn Bridge in order to jump off it.

PUBLIC READING JANUARY 20 2012 at 2.30pm. Central London venue.

Details/Bookings 020 7383 0920

juliapascal7@gmail.com

Curated as part of The League of Professional Theatre Women’s 30th anniversary.

Pascal’s THE DYBBUK had its  US premiere at  the THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY in Manhattan in August 2010.

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