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My play Theresa is banned in Guernsey and my play Crossing Jerusalem has just been censored after several performances at a Jewish Community Centre in Miami.

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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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Nineveh

Nineveh, a new play by Julia Pascal and directed by Ailin Conant opens at Riverside Studios, April 16-May 11 2013
Presented by Theatre Témoin.
Once there was a boy. The war had taken his hands and arms. When he went home, his family didn’t recognise him. “You have no arms”, they said, “you are not our son”. They threw him into the river, where a giant fish swallowed him…

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.

RUNNING TIME

60 minutes with no interval.

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The Secret Listeners

Produced by Julia Pascal

for Pascal Theatre Company

Directed by Thomas Kampe

Sound Design by Nick Ryan

The Heritage Lottery Fund

July 22

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?

Information from thesecretlisteners@gmail.com

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