This is a guest post by a Harry’s Place Reader
‘Seven Other Children’ opens on 5 May at the New End Theatre, London. Press Night is on 6 May. See Richard Stirling’s message below. The casting is going well, rehearsals start on 2 May. We have been working hard on marketing the play – some 4000 fliers have gone out throughout North London and it has been featured on a number of blogs.
Today I met the director, Simone Vause. She is looking for contributions towards the cost of around £5000 of staging the play
You can contribute by PayPal to this email address email@example.com
All donors of £50 and over will have two tickets to the Press Night on 6 May
If we have a surplus we will donate it to the same charity as we are collecting for after each performance, ‘One Voice’. This is a grassroots Israeli/Palestinian peace movement. It has no policies apart from being committed to ‘two states’ and putting pressure on Israeli and Palestinian politicians to make peace. It also does excellent work in achieving dialogue between Jewish and Muslim students at UK universities.
Many thanks – if you are coming and you are Jewish please try to bring at least one friend who isn’t ……..
Message from the author:
Seven Other Children is a theatrical response to Seven Jewish Children, which as you know caused such disquiet and anger at the Royal Court Theatre in February. My eight-minute play matches Caryl Churchill’s format and vernacular but seeks to provide the necessary context to the debate.
We hope that you will be able to see the fully staged Seven Other Children at the New End Theatre, Hampstead during its two-week run in early May (all tickets free and only bookable in advance). We should also be most grateful if you would spread the word, in whatever way you can, about its forthcoming production.